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Hood Famous Bakeshop

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Hood Famous Cafe + Bar

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Chera Amlag + Geo Quibuyen

Chera Amlag  is the co-owner and founder of Hood Famous Bakeshop (Ballard) and Hood Famous Cafe + Bar, a dessert shop offering her original takes on traditional Filipino sweets and flavors. She was born in the Philippines, grew up in Bremerton, graduated from the University of Washington, and currently resides in Seattle with her husband and two sons.

Chera Amlag is the co-owner and founder of Hood Famous Bakeshop (Ballard) and Hood Famous Cafe + Bar, a dessert shop offering her original takes on traditional Filipino sweets and flavors. She was born in the Philippines, grew up in Bremerton, graduated from the University of Washington, and currently resides in Seattle with her husband and two sons.


It all started with ube. As a young Chera Amlag listened to her mom’s instructions and stood on a dinner chair to stir a pot of ube into a sweet jam called halaya, little did she know that this one ingredient would change her life. Years later, she’d incorporate the color and flavor of the purple yam into a cheesecake. The enthusiastic response to Chera’s Hood Famous Ube Cheesecake and her other Filipino-themed desserts presented Chera with an opportunity to bridge her love of sweets with her passion for community.

Today, Chera is the co-owner and founder of Hood Famous Bakeshop, a Seattle-based dessert shop that opened in Ballard in 2016, and a second location--Hood Famous Cafe + Bar--which opened in Chinatown-International District in March 2019.

Chera carries her background as an educator and community organizer and her experiences as an immigrant and a mother into her business philosophy of creating high-quality foods that tell a story. Not just desserts for desserts’ sake, but as a way to big-up her heritage, collaborate with others, and honor the labor of all who make our food not just tasty, but memorable.

Geo Quibuyen  is the co-owner and founder of Hood Famous Bakeshop (Ballard) and Hood Famous Cafe + Bar .  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer congue dictum tortor sit amet facilisis. Nulla facilisi. Integer a venenatis libero. Morbi at nisi ut mauris ornare mollis. Curabitur placerat dignissim turpis, id pretium elit venenatis a. Sed eget pellentesque enim, posuere malesuada felis.

Geo Quibuyen is the co-owner and founder of Hood Famous Bakeshop (Ballard) and Hood Famous Cafe + Bar. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer congue dictum tortor sit amet facilisis. Nulla facilisi. Integer a venenatis libero. Morbi at nisi ut mauris ornare mollis. Curabitur placerat dignissim turpis, id pretium elit venenatis a. Sed eget pellentesque enim, posuere malesuada felis.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why the name “Hood Famous”?

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What is ube?

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Do you ship your cheesecakes?

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Logo

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Photo Gallery

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Chera & Geo, Photo by Eric Hermosada

Chera & Geo, Photo by Eric Hermosada

Meryenda Spread, Photo by Jeriel Calamayan

Meryenda Spread, Photo by Jeriel Calamayan

Dessert Catering Table, Photo by Huoy Chen

Dessert Catering Table, Photo by Huoy Chen

Hood Famous Cafe + Bar Interior, Photo by Jordan Nicholson

Hood Famous Cafe + Bar Interior, Photo by Jordan Nicholson

Ube Cheesecake, Photo by Chustine Minoda

Ube Cheesecake, Photo by Chustine Minoda

 

Contact

For media including photo, video, and graphics, please contact Janelle Quibuyen, Creative Director at janelle@hoodfamousbakeshop.com

For press and public relations, please contact Geo Quibuyen, Owner at geo@hoodfamousbakeshop.com