In the beginning, there was a wide-eyed, ambitious young man who dreamed of wielding whisks and piping with pastry bags. Little did this young man know that his dream would unfold, in the grandest of ways!
Arlyn Sturwold began his baking apprenticeship at the age of eighteen. In the four years to follow, he was formally recognized as a red seal journeyman (a trade certification that extends throughout Canada). Arlyn’s dream soon took form when, at the age of twenty-five, he assembled all of the necessary business ingredients to launch his first bakery in Spruce Grove, Alberta (aptly named, Grove Bakery). A bit later down the road, Arlyn opened up a second bakery, on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, called Garneau Bakery. Arlyn divided his time between Garneau Bakery and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he was a distinguished instructor of the culinary arts for four years. There was more to unfold.
In 2017, Arlyn and his daughter founded the present-day Destination Doughnuts. This father-daughter duo continues to delight in creating a doughnut haven and heaven for their beloved customers. Destination Doughnuts is an ongoing, happy tale of what a journeyman baker and flavour creator are able to accomplish, delectably!