Sandra Holl the chef/owner of Floriole Cafe & Bakery was born and raised in the Midwest. She returned to the area after attending culinary school, working in France and San Francisco. In 2006 Sandra and her husband started Floriole with a table, tent and a few pastries at the Chicago Green City Market. By 2010 they had grown their business into a flourishing full service cafe and bakery in Lincoln Park specializing in French inspired pastries rooted in Midwestern ingredients. Floriole has since been recognized among the top 10 bakeries in the country, has received a Chicago Tribune Dining Award and is known for having some of the best bread and pastries around. Sandra was named Pastry Chef of the Year at the 2016 Jean Banchet Awards.