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Faces behind the Business – Andre Carrington – Desserts by Dre

SERIES ONE – EDITION TEN

In the tenth edition in the Faces behind the business series we caught up with Andre Carrington, creator of Desserts by Dre; a cake making business.

Faces behind the Business - Andre Carrington - Desserts by Dre

When Did you first get into the industry?

I have been Chef for the best part of 14 years and got my first  bit of training at a popular Mediterranean Restaurant brand in the north west, mostly working in pubs and casual dining establishments.  I Always wanted to learn how to be a pastry chef professionally but never got the chance to pursue that side of the business.

How long have you worked at Desserts by Dre and what is your job role?

I started desserts by Dre almost 2 years ago. It was just a very casual business where I would do cake for friends and the occasional Makers market at the Bombed-out Church. I was still working full time, so it was exceedingly difficult to strike that balance of growing and starting a business and keeping a steady income going.

What is Desserts by Dre Ethos?

I guess my ethos is Minding My Own Business . I strongly believe that it’s quite important to take care of your own business and not to judge and measure your success by the success of others. You set a goal and you reach out to achieve it. I suppose all I ever wanted to do was to provide an affordable high-quality product that can reach the masses. I live in my own little world as I often can get distracted quite easily, so Minding my own business keeps me quite grounded.

Faces behind the Business - Andre Carrington - Desserts by Dre

What’s the best advice you could give to anyone looking at working in your line of work?

What do you love most about Liverpool?

I moved to Liverpool 2 years ago but have been in the Uk for approximately 12 years. I would say that I finally feel at home in this city. It is so warm and welcoming with an eclectic mix of cultures and history. The scousers have a familiar sense of community which I admire and feels quite homely. I really love this city.

If you could describe your business in 3 words what would they be?

IF I could describe my business in 3 words what would they be… Oh that’s simple,  Desserts By Dre.

You can check out Desserts by Dre on Instagram @dessertsbydre

Are you a business in the Liverpool City Region and want to feature in our Faces Behind the Business series? Contact us now by emailing hello@explore-liverpool.com or get us on WhatsApp on 07568 532 537

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