Our Story


My name is Nancy Burkes and I have two passions in life: desserts and art.

My creative career began at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) where I was formally educated in Textile Design and Fine Arts. I then worked for many years as a commercial artist, exhibited numerous curated projects, and taught art to children.

Seeking to marry my love for baking and design, I pursued a degree in Pastry Arts at George Brown College. As a Professional Pastry Chef, I have worked in some of the finest kitchens around Toronto, including The Windsor Arms Hotel and Rosedale Country Club.

The one constant has been my love for baking biscotti. For years family and friends have begged me to open my own biscotti bakery and, after 25+ years of making my specialty Cookie Biscotti, the time has finally arrived.

I am thrilled to introduce Biscotti Queen to the world! And, as you will soon discover, this is not your typical biscotti.

Biscotti Queen was born out of pure love: love of sweets, family, and the special way that food, and dessert of course, brings people together.

I have always spoken about wanting to open a bakery, and with the support and encouragement of my family, I am finally putting this into action. Today, the 25-year dream is becoming a reality.

P.S. I was born with a sweet tooth, and yes, I personally taste test every biscotti!

Love Biscotti Queen Nancy