It is said that from humble beginnings great things come and this is true for us at Valentine Cake House.
Armed with little resources and a big dream, the founder, Chief Chef Mathew Gathua in 1997, set up the very first Valentine Cake House outlet in Mombasa. Myriad teething problems led to the closure of the outlet and relocation to Nairobi. Mathew had then quit his job to focus on baking. Low on revenue, but his vision still burning, Mathew rejoined hotel industry raised capital that led to the opening of the first Nairobi branch in Rongai in 2001.
We focused on delivering happiness in the form of remarkable cakes, uniquely crafted and of unmarked quality. Our customers took note and asked for more. In 2005, we set up our headquarters at the Old Mutual Building. Twenty years later, Valentine Cake House is an employer of choice to more than three hundred staff in our fourteen branches countrywide.
We have provided unique cake services for more than 3,500 weddings, and over 1M birthday, occasion and other functions cakes. Valentine Cake House has continued to play a leading role in the transformation of the baking industry and continues to uphold our mission and our promise of excellence and innovation to our customers.
Chef Mathew has a passion to mentor and create impact in the society by creating jobs for young people. To actualize this dream he started Valentine School of Cake in 2007. The school has since inception produced over 6,000 trained bakers, most of them have either been employed or started cake shops while others are baking from their homes a fact that has intensified competition in the Baking industry. The baking school has 5 branches [Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika, Naivasha and Nakuru] that offers cake and pastry making as well as decoration courses. Affordable fees make this a school of choice for many.
Valentines Cake House, through our Corporate Social Responsibility program has sponsored 126 students through High School and 20 more to different Colleges and Universities in the country. We have also adopted St. Ruthma, a children’s home to over 40 children in Ruiru which we helped construct and manage. We provide mentorship to the young children, as well as facilitate a poultry enterprise that helps generate income for the home.
In line with our vision, Valentine Cake House is soon re-Launching. Our new look comes with an introduction of seven (7) new cake flavors and will continue to introduce more.
You are our inspiration and that is why we are looking for ways to have presence in all major towns in Kenya and with time, in the African region.
We are had the honour of partnering in various projects with , Heartstrings Kenya, Fanaka, Wanyoike Foundation, Hearts of Compassion, Supamamas Kenya, KBC Sundowner, CTN TV, Ahadi Kenya and many others.
Corporates that we have worked with include, KFC, DTB Bank, Equity Bank, KCB, Jubilee insurance, and Multi choice, Damco, Maersk, Magnate Ventutes Ltd, Nation Media Group and Safaricom amongst many others.
Propelled by a dream and some flour, we sought to rise to the heights of cake business expertise within East Africa. Our mission as a cake house is to deliver uniquely crafted cakes of unmatched quality for celebrations and everyday life.
Steered by our proficient Chef Mathew, our impassioned team goes above and beyond to ensure the delivery of remarkable cakes to our patrons. We believe that our customers’ gratification precedes our profit. It is in this light that we assemble premier ingredients to furnish exemplary cakes.
Cakes are like books, there are some you yearn to read and old ones you want to repeat. Consequently, we endeavor to maintain and better our cake offerings, tastes and designs; as we invent new ones we invite you to challenge us. Our cakes are in diversities of birthday, corporate event and wedding cakes; baked and decorated with profession to the very precise detail.