Emma Tomboulian

Creating unique flavors to a classical favorite. I love experimenting and breaking all the rules!
12 piece gift box of our unique baklava
EVENTS
Beverly Hills Food and Wine Food Festival
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
National Culinary School Baking and Pastry Arts. San Diego
Patissier/ Pastry. 3+ yrs
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Cake/pastry decorating
Baking
HACCP trained/certified
Food sanitation
What is Baklavalicious … Baklava that’s delicious! Baklavaicious is not your average baklava. I have taken a classic Mediterranean pastry and upgraded it. My delicate, unique, edible work of art will awe you and all your guests. Baklavalicious is unique and exciting makeover to traditional baklava. Innovating the baklava industry and breaking all the rules of traditional baklava.  I’ve created unexpected and delicious flavors using only the finest ingredients.  We make our gourmet baklava in small batches, each one is individually hand crafted with its own unique flavor and design. We invite you to partake in the ultimate baklava experience. Taste and see the difference. Welcome to the Artistry of Baklava”
GALLERY
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Share
Emma Tomboulian
Emma Tomboulian
Caemmany@yahoo.com
San Diego, CA
United States

Baklavalicious
Owner


I am a 3rd generation pastry chef. My grandfather started a patisserie in Beirut, Lebanon. My father started working in the family resturant at the age of 15 With a Greek Armenian Mother and Lebanese Armenian Father, we had no shortage of baklava in the house. Ever. Between formal training in pastry school in 2004 and my Father’s personal tutoring, I became a chef who is fearless and creative. I started making classic baklava for the café, and the customers loved it. However, I found myself bored with the process. So, I decided to play with ingredients that I loved and preferred. I started changing the flavors, trying different nut varieties. The more I played, the more I got inspired. I realized I was creating something that had never been done before. After my creations were selling out at the café, my friends and family started placing orders. That is how Baklavalicious was born.I am a 3rd generation pastry chef. My grandfather started a patisserie in Beirut, Lebanon. My father started working in the family shop early on and eventually became a pastry chef and entrepreneur in his own right. I grew up watching him make French pastries and baklava. With a Greek Armenian Mother and Lebanese Armenian Father, we had no shortage of baklava in the house. Ever. Like my Father, I grew up working in the family business and learned the value of working hard, taking pride in my work and never compromising quality. I also discovered the gift of making people happy through food. Between formal training in pastry school and my Father’s personal tutoring, I became a chef who is fearless and creative. I used these skills as a personal chef and in my own café. I started making classic baklava for the café, and the customers loved it. However, I found myself bored with the process. So, I decided to play with ingredients that I loved and preferred. I started changing the flavors, trying different nut varieties. The more I played, the more I got inspired. I realized I was creating something that had never been done before in baklava history. After my creations were selling out at the café, my friends and family started placing orders. And that is how Baklavalicious was born. I am very happy with the joy that my creations have brought thus far. I take much pride in my product and its originality and have committed myself to providing my customers with a unique experience with every bite of my baklava. Each piece is individually handcrafted with its own unique layers of flavor using ingredients are top quality from Belgium Chocolate to Madagascar vanilla bean. My goal is to create a product that not only looks amazing but tastes divine! I am looking forward to decorating your tables with my edible art, and tantalizing your taste buds with my flavors