Ali Edward’s passion for cooking started as a child. The youngest of her siblings, when her mother became ill and couldn’t cook for the family as she’d always had, Ali went into the pantry and found some boxed meals to prepare. The ability to feed her family and the gratitude from her mom created a strong memory and relationship with cooking that has lasted.
As Ali got older, and her cooking skills refined, she started making favorite desserts from her childhood. Surprisingly, Ali’s least favorite dessert to prepare was cheesecake. A quick cook in the kitchen, Ali found cheesecakes to be labor intensive and time consuming. However, a powerful desire to excel won out and led Ali to create AJ’s Cheesecakes Great American Cheesecake.
Weaver Street Market is excited to offer Ali’s vegan cheesecake in our stores. Ali says, “Every time I serve another satisfied customer it takes me back to sitting at the dinner table and watching my brother and sisters eat the humble meals I’d prepared as a child. This journey has been amazing so far and it only gets better from here. So please join me and my family at the dinner table to enjoy a slice of the Great American Cheesecake. Once you have had one, you will become part of the family forever.”