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May 19, 2017

Small Business Owner Spotlight: Sexy Batch Baking Company!

If I had to choose just one treat to enjoy for the rest of my life, it would most definitely be COOKIES. That’s why I was delighted to discover Sexy Batch Baking (…)

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If I had to choose just one treat to enjoy for the rest of my life, it would most definitely be COOKIES. That’s why I was delighted to discover Sexy Batch Baking Company, a local Astoria business whipping up crave-worthy treats. They provided cookies for our Best of Astoria Bash, and I lost track of how many I devoured!

The baker extraordinaire behind Sexy Batch, Nieves, took some time to share his story with us. Read on, enjoy the photos, and go get a cookie. You deserve it!

 

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Name of Business:

Sexy Batch Baking Company

Owned by:

Nieves

Year Created:

November 2014

Address:

I bake out of a commissary kitchen in LIC. I don’t have a brick and mortar shop yet.

What are you known for?

To date, Sexy Batch is known for cookies. But this will change in the future. Sexy Batch is all about experience. At present, the experience is with cookies, but I want these experiences with food to expand and change over time.

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Where in Queens do you live? How did you end up here?

In 2000, I moved in with a roommate and we got an apartment in Long Island City. Then in 2010, I moved to Astoria, over on Astoria Blvd.

What made you decide to start a business in Astoria?

I lived in Astoria and was baking out of my apartment when I started my baking company. I stay local in Queens because of the community.

What’s been your favorite moment since launching?

Whenever I do events and get to commune with people. Every day is a new challenge and meeting the people who enjoy my vision makes this journey exciting for me.

What’s your favorite treat you create?

I’m very proud of my Gluten Free PR Cookie using PurePharma PR3 Protein. Originally, this gluten free cookie was created as a birthday gift for my City Strongman Coach, Dominick “Dom” Fortino. He has gluten sensitives and I really wanted him to enjoy some of my baked goods without an adverse effect. After trying the first iteration of my recipe, Dom suggested that I work on selling these gluten free cookies. For the next nine months, I worked closely with Dom and Hayden-William Courtland, my Science officer, on deciding which protein powder to use, the amount of protein in the cookie, what kinds of proteins, the sweetener, the ingredients, what effect it would have on the consumer, and the texture of the cookie. I have to say that it’s definitely one my favorite cookies. It’s a well-thought-out recipe with a focus on the fitness-minded individual. It has 9g of protein, no refined sugar, no dairy, no gluten, and it’s organic.

 

What’s the most popular item you bake?

The Nutella Chocolate Chip by far. My newest creation, The Playground, might be creeping up in popularity though.

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What’s your favorite place to grab food when you’re working?

I usually make family meal for us at the kitchen, but when I don’t have time or ingredients to cook, we like to order from Milkflower or Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli.

 

What’s a hidden Astoria secret you feel like people don’t know about that you absolutely love?

I feel that because of social media there are no more “hidden gems”. The closest I can think of is Kabab Cafe, on Steinway. Super low key, very good food, and the owner is very friendly.

What’s your favorite place to grab a drink?

I’m not a drinker, but The Bonnie is fun.

If you have friends or family visiting Astoria, where do you take them?

Salt & Bone Smokehouse, The Bonnie, City Strongman, and Socrates Sculpture Park.

 

How have you seen Astoria change since you’ve been here?

Real estate has skyrocketed and a more diverse group of inhabitants have moved here.

What’s you’re favorite part of owning a business in Queens?

The welcoming and supportive community.

 

Where can we find you online?

 

My website for ordering online is www.sexybatch.nyc You can find me on my instagrams, Twitters, and The Facebooks: @SEXYBATCH_NYC

 

And now, we leave you with more delicious photos!

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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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