I’m Lisa Gair, also known as The Yummy Yank, an American living in the UK since 1997.
Passionate about all things food, I’ve taken my love of baking from my home kitchen to a thriving business providing delicious bakes across the UK.
The name The Yummy Yank is self-explanatory. I am a Yank and I sell Yummy desserts. Easy!
However, the meaning of the name is twofold, the other being dear to my heart. My father’s nickname was Yummy and his twin brother, my uncle’s nickname was Yankee. I can’t think of a better tribute to their memories than to have a business named after them, especially a business that brings smiles to so many, just as they both did.
My father, along with my mom, friends, my daughters, other family members and even old time and contemporary chefs helped to mould me into the cook and baker that I have become. They were and are my inspiration. They began the journey for me and gave The Yummy Yank true meaning.
The Yummy Yank is dedicated to the baking of authentic American desserts, adding my own signature twists and turning old time classics into 21st century favourites. We bake classics such as rich American style brownies and bars/traybakes in over 14 different varieties. We make a selection of layer cakes and our signature cake/cheesecake combinations. Most of our layer cake flavours can also be made into loaf cakes, a perfect size for when you want that little treat.
Yummy Yank products can be found at various farmers’ markets, food festivals, retail outlets and by private orders or catering. Plus, we are very excited to now offer you online shopping, so everyone can enjoy The Yummy Yank’s deliciousness!
I would certainly say Pub in the Park is up there with one of best things I have ever done, the atmosphere and buzz over those 3 days was just electric and I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. All in all, we served around 4000 dishes over the 3 days, the most popular being the Mackerel Taco which sold out on each session, I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd though as they were all willing to try the other dishes we had to offer. One of my favourite moments had to be that I got to celebrate my birthday which was on the Sunday In such an incredible way, meeting a huge amount of kind and wonderful people as well as watching The Milk who are one of my favourite bands.
Wow - what an incredible, amazing weekend! The vibe was fantastic; the food was stunning, the music outstanding, but above all else, the people of Marlow made the whole event feel very special. It showed off our lovely town to all our visitors and the chefs from all over the country and did us proud.