Christine Boerner, daughter of Karl & Stefanie Boerner, has been a part of Sunnyslope since she was seven years old when her parents opened the bakery in 1994. She grew up around industrial mixers, bread slicers, and ovens and played with cookie dough, eggs, and buttercream and by the time she was twelve she was already helping her dad with small tasks around the bake shop.
After graduating from Sunnyslope High school in 2004, Christine flew to Europe to broaden her education. She completed her apprenticeship as a Conditor / Confisure (Pastry Chef & Confectioner) in 2009 at Boulangerie Hofmann in Reconvilier, Switzerland. After completing among the top of her class she then started working at Hotel du Cerf in Sonceboz – Sombeval, Switzerland, a Michelin Restaurant.
Christine eventually made it back to her father’s shop in Sunnyslope where they started working together and even opened a chocolate side to her father’s bakery. In 2014, Karl’s daughter, Christine, took over the bakery from her parents and moved it to its current location: The Marketplace on Central in Sunnyslope. Taking the same values that Karl instilled into his business, Christine continued in his footsteps, with her mother Stefanie by her side, maintaining the commitment of small, hand-made batches, created from scratch with real, clean ingredients.