Turnover at Patisserie

There is a new owner and some new staff at the Del Mar Darshan Patisserie. Casey Robison has taken over both the Del Mar and Encinitas bakeries. Although she “loves to bake,” Casey is happy that Jean Pierre, the chef (who is staying on) will keep on doing his job. Her background includes years of corporate training at Starbucks test stores, manufacturing and overseas production. However, she missed “the people connection” and was on the lookout for a coffee shop business to buy when the Darshan Bakeries became available. Casey took the opportunity, calling it “a perfect match.” She does plan for occasional part time staffing from her two boys, 5 and 6 years old, who, from time to time, will be helping set up the bottled drinks in exchange for a bakery treat. Look for new items, possibly including some meats, she plans to add to the current vegetarian menu. The coffee now comes from the local Cafe Virtuoso in San Diego. Online orders for eat in and takeout will be expanded with a link through the website darshanbakery.com. Casey is also planning to offer a catering service in the near future. Note: the bakery staff will follow the San Diego County Health Officer’s orders regarding COVID-19 requirements. 915 Camino Del Mar, 858-925-7223.

New owner Casey Robison at work. Photos Julie Maxey-Allison.