While living in London, owner/chef, Leslie Mclean was influenced by his upbringing in Jamaica, travels and life experiences. Leslie expanded his food adventures, catering to a plethora of private schools in London spanning over a decade. He supplied forty local restaurants with their weekly pastries; all the while, meticulously learning the craft of food preparation, appropriate sanitation and stellar service. Being afforded the opportunity to apply a lifetime of lessons in hard work, determination and tenacity to his dream of owning his own bakery came as a blessing in disguise when he emigrated to the USA.
Flakes ‘N’ Ting is committed to providing a wide array of healthy Caribbean baked products (Jamaican style Patties & Plantain Tarts) to the vegetarian and vegan customer segments; whose needs are oftern neglected/under served.
Individuals are continuously seeking the healthy alternative when it comes to choosing meals which will not only satisfy their pallets but also enhance their well beings. With this as our driving force, our ingredients were carefully selected, and this is what has us set apart from our competitors. Our Patties and Tarts are made with Non-Hydrogenerated Vegetable Suet (plant-based) derived from Rapeseeds and Palm Oil. This produces high quality flakes in the pastry. This product is imported from the UK and we are the only known user of this product (in Patties & Tarts) in the U.S and currently the licensed distributer. Beef Suet, which is cheaper and high in cholesterol, is commonly used by Patty manufacturers.