Meet the Sugar & Salt Team!

Our promise is to ensure your happiness, all things sweet are just a bonus.

About Us

Our Bakery...

Located in the historic Jackson Ward district of downtown Richmond, Virginia - Sugar & Salt's storefront bakery offers a wide variety of fresh made pastries, tarts, mini-cakes, and more! While our menu often rotates to ensure our customers have an endless selection of options, you will find some local favorites that are always in our case! Stop by and see us from 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Saturday at 416 N. 2nd Street - Richmond, Virginia!

Our Beginnings...

Sugar & Salt started in 2010 from a collaborative group of devoted friends and chefs. We are passionate about providing our customers with the freshest and highest quality ingredients each and every visit! From our inception, Sugar & Salt has provided the Richmond area with quality cakes and desserts that have the taste of homemade and show stopping designs. For a small sampling of our past work, please visit our Sweets Gallery!

The Sugar & Salt Philosophy

From classic desserts to one-of-a-kind cakes, Sugar & Salt, strives to provide the Richmond area with quality confections that are sure to impress! We believe that making our clients happy is our number one goal and all things sweet are just a bonus!

Meet Our Team

Brianna - Sales Coordinator Extraordinaire

Behind the scenes, Brianna is working hard to communicate with our amazing clients ensuring all orders are responded to and processed within a timely manner. At the bakery, you will find Brianna helping customers and lending a helping hand wherever needed! 

Chelsey - Lead Baker & Assistant Decorator

If you are wondering who is behind the magic of our delicious cakes and desserts, it's this lady! Chelsey works hard each and every week to ensure the quality of our confections while paying close attention to allergies and customer specifications. When she's not baking, Chelsey works hard designing cakes and ensuring all of our products meet quality standards!

Sara Ayyash - Pastry Chef / Owner

She lives a simple life. She loves her little girl, gregarious husband, every animal she’s ever met, and SUGAR! Her formal pastry training was from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. The reality is she spent many years chasing her sugar obsession. For an artist, this isn’t just a career, it’s a demanding life filled with long exhausting nights, missed holidays and weekends, but just like sugar … it’s a life worth craving. This passion and drive is why every delicious confection made in our shop is our promise is to ensure your happiness. 


  • Virginia Living Magazine, front cover gingerbread feature, December 2019
  • The Elby Award for Best Pastry Chef, February 2018
  • Featured in Richmond Family Magazine, December 2018
  • Featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2015
  • Featured in Edible Richmond, December 2015
  • Featured in Richmond Magazine, December 2013
  • French Food Festival “Best Dessert” 2013

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Our Area Of Expertise

Our overall designs are simple and elegant, or complex yet fun, incorporating sugar frosted fruit, fresh cut flowers, white chocolate curls and detailing.

Custom Creations

Sugar and Salt is a baker serving the Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield areas. Sugar and Salt’s pastry chefs pride themselves on the quality and freshness of our creations, putting great care into constructing each to your specifications. Our overall designs are simple and elegant, or complex yet fun.


Have a large company party, sales meeting or event? Hosting friends or family from out of town? Or just want to make an impact or say thank you to your customers or employees? Let Sugar and Salt say it with sweets! Contact us and let us help you plan your event!

Quality Products

Sugar and Salt Bakery can create anything you can imagine. This page shows just a small sample of our many delicious creations. Take a look at our Gallery and be inspired or contact us and we can create your vision together.

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