Lisa is the driving force behind the Ettore’s brand. After ten years with the organization fulfilling a wide variety of roles from Wedding Cake Coordinator, Store Manager, Wholesale Account Director and General Manager Lisa was able to purchase Ettore’s and is the owner today. Lisa has a deep passion for Ettore’s and strives to continue the legacy of Ettore’s by adhering to high product quality standards, exceptional and friendly customer service and a continuing commitment to give back to our community.
Armando Vaca is the driving force in Ettore’s famed kitchen. A twenty plus year employee at Ettore’s, Chef Armando has worked his way up in the kitchen to the leadership role he has today. Armando never sacrifices quality and is always looking for great recipes to share with our guests. Known for being calm under pressure, Armando leads our kitchen team to produce the delicious farm-to-fork food we are proud to serve daily.
Amy has been with Ettore’s for over twelve years, joining our Team while a student at Sacramento State where she was on the Wake Boarding Team. Amy is from Lodi wine country where she first began her love with all things culinary. An avid sewer, Amy is excellent at putting together the product displays and floral arrangements that you see around the store. Amy is passionate about Ettore’s and always strives to lead our Teams to provide the best guest experience.
Veronica joins the Management Team at Ettore’s with over eight years of restaurant experience. Veronica excels at customer service and treating her Guests like family. Veronica loves the fast paced environment at Ettore’s and enjoys all the variety and quality of food we produce. We are thrilled to have her drive and dedication on Team Ettore’s. Outside of Ettore’s, Veronica is an accomplished writer and avid reader.
Jennifer joined Team Ettore’s over twenty years ago starting out as a Sales Associate. Over the years Jennifer has served many positions from Store Manager to Administrator to Head of Human Resources. Jennifer knows Ettore’s inside and out from products to procedures and her knowledge of the business is a true asset. When Associates, vendors or customers have questions often the first response is “Ask Jennifer.”
Pascal Baudrey is an award winning Pastry Chef from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Pascal is highly skilled at various forms of pastry from delicate desserts, to cakes, chocolate work, bread and breakfast pastry production. Pascal is extremely passionate about his work and his skills shine though in the beautiful products he creates for Ettore’s.
Merebeth Bajar has always enjoyed baking and her first cakes were for her clients while working in the mortgage industry. After nine years in the mortgage business and baking numerous cakes for her clients, friends and family, Merebeth turned her blossoming hobby and talent of skilled cake design into a full-time culinary career. Now an award winning cake designer, Merebeth has been the Head Specialty Occasion and Wedding Cake Designer for Ettore’s Bakery and Restaurant for more than ten years. Merebeth and her amazing cakes have been featured countless times in the media and print including Real Weddings Magazine, Sacramento Bride and Groom, Sac and Co. TV, Good Day Sacramento, KCRA, FOX 40, KCBS and more.
Jonathan joined Team Ettore’s while still in high school and began his pastry training by working directly with Ettore developing his talents over the years. He is skilled in all departments from baking and pastry to cookies, cakes and breads. Currently Jonathan is studying chemistry at Sacramento State. Many of the beautiful desserts and baked goods you have enjoyed, Jonathan has produced.
Eva has been a part of Ettore’s since 2013 after graduating from Sacramento State and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy. Eva began her career at Ettore’s as part of a school externship for the wedding cake department. She was so talented that when her externship was over we couldn’t let her go, and she joined us full time in the pastry and wedding cake department. Eva is originally from Santa Cruz, but now calls Sacramento home.