The Cheery Chef
The Cheery Chef Story
Trista has always loved baking. She started by baking some "biscuits" in her family's toaster oven and tried to sell them on their porch one summer. They lived in the country so there weren't many customers other than her immediate family. That didn't stop her though. She kept practicing, learning recipes out of many books and spending the summers off of school and holidays baking sweet treats, canning jams and fruits. During the time she was teaching English as a Second Language at Clackamas Community College during the early 2000's she started "Farmer's Tea" a local baking business with her mom Serena and her sister in law Kim. For 4 years they sold delicious baked goods at the Oregon City Farmer's Market every Saturday from May to October.
After that, she started a pie baking business on her own called Cheery Pies. She really enjoyed baking pies and found that many customers were looking for gluten free/dairy free options. She developed a great gluten free pie crust recipe which she still uses today. She then decided to dedicate herself to the gluten free community, serving them and everyone the best treats!
The Cheery Chef officially started in 2015 when Trista Signe Ainsworth decided to start teaching cooking and baking classes. Then, later on she began to cook and bake gluten and dairy free meals for Josephine.com.
Shortly after the Josephine.com site shut down she cooked and baked for Murray's Coffee Bar in Beaverton. Now, in September 2018 she is offering an online bakery for her gluten free baked goods and custom cakes and desserts! This bakery is still under The Cheery Chef name. Customers can place orders/pay online and pick up their delicious treats at Trista's home bakery.
Follow Trista along her journey as she begins to branch out into the community.
As of 10/2/18 Trista is also baking at Our Table Cooperative Farm in Sherwood, Oregon part time. She will be baking there 2-3 days a week and helping with special events.