September Aviatra of the Month: Taren Kinebrew, Sweet Petit Desserts

Taren Kinebrew served in the Army National Guard for seven years and obtained her BS in Information Systems with a minor in accounting, all while climbing the corporate ladder as a programmer/analyst for IBM. After leaving corporate America in 2008, she decided to use her skills as a businesswoman and her gift as a 3rd generation baker to open Sweet Petit Desserts.

Sweet Petit Desserts is a bakery specializing in mini desserts focusing on events and vendors in the Cincinnati area. Taren’s desserts are embellished with tastes made from scratch with the finest ingredients. By creating simple flavors and unique artistry, she encourages my customers to lose themselves completely in that sweet sensuality of it all.

Taren discovered Aviatra (then BGV) in 2012. She participated in our program and was a finalist in her cohort. Her experience with Aviatra was invaluable. She had amazing mentors, and going through the program changed her life. It allowed her to fully live out her dream, which was to open a brick-and-mortar store.

Sweet Petit Desserts’ collection of bite-sized desserts continue to please the palates of Cincinnati locals, but Taren recently accomplished another major milestone. In June 2020, she opened Cream and Sugar Coffeehouse in Evanston. Neither of these ventures would’ve been possible without the help and support of Aviatra Accelerators—and we can’t wait to continue to watch her grow!

“My experience with Aviatra was invaluable. Going through the program changed my life and allowed me to fully live out my dream of opening a brick and mortar store.” – Taren Kinebrew, Sweet Petit Desserts

Click here to listen to Taren’s “Her Million Dollar My$tery” episode.

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