It's a family affair at Rustika Cafe & Bakery. Francis Reznick, along with her husband, Leonardo, has been running and operating Rustika for 20 years. While he manages the cafe side of the business, Chef Francis is the mastermind behind the beautifully designed cakes, cookies and pastries created in the kitchen.
She graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and moved to Houston in 1994. She and her husband opened Rustika the following year.
"I loved to bake, and I needed to find something to do here," Reznick says. "So I started baking in my home and started going to restaurants to see if they liked my baking; they loved it and they started buying from me."