”Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
- Julia Child
 

 
 

BEHIND THE BITES

 

The idea for Love Bites by Erika was born in 2012. After graduating summa cum laude from Temple University with dual degrees in American Studies and Religion, & securing a well paying corporate job in 2008, I found myself utterly miserable. Burnt out, uninspired, & exhausted from the 9-5 routine, and feeling the creative fire that had always burned within me dying, I knew I had to make a change. So I took a deep breath & a leap of faith, quit my job, and spent every waking moment trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

 

During this time, I often turned to cooking and baking as an outlet, because it was both a creative & practical way to express myself. I found that people loved my food, and that I loved feeding them. My friends & family began asking me to cater small parties they were throwing, and soon friends of friends were asking. One day, a light bulb went off in my head: I had a passion & a talent that was in demand by lots of people. I had found my calling, and focused all of efforts into becoming the best chef & baker I can be.

 

Today, I've found a home for myself and Love Bites in Easton, PA. I am happily serving the Lehigh Valley, as well as my hometowns of Philadelphia & South Jersey, and the surrounding areas. I specialize in custom cakes & cupcakes, impeccably styled sweet tables, bespoke baked goods, and creative finger foods for weddings, holidays, and other special events. I am completely self taught, and I'm always searching out new & interesting flavors, as well as learning new techniques to bring to my customers. Love Bites is not just my business, but my passion, and you'll find I put my love of food & my creativity into everything I make. I guarantee that you can taste the difference.

 

Sincerely,

Erika Urso
Chef & Owner
Love Bites by Erika