by Dorothy Puch Lillig
More than a decade ago, Chef Daniel Walsh and Pastry Chef Frances Walsh opened what is still one of the “best kept secrets” of the Spring Branch District — World Catering Bakery.
In a quaint cafe on Silber, the chefs work hard to keep up with the cake trends — and also baking for the random celebrity, no big deal — while serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items. While their specialty is definitely cakes, and they do between 50 and 100 of them a week, their Cuban sandwich is a lunch favorite, as is their chicken salad.
“Cakes are always changing trends. Right now it is the simpler naked cakes and country textures,” Frances Walsh said. “We have done a few celebrity cakes. Chris Brown was a last-minute order, so we did not get any pictures.”
Daniel Walsh has also served former presidents.
“Daniel did some catering events for George W. Bush, George H. Bush, and Bill Clinton. He was one of the chefs at special events, fundraisers mostly, where these former presidents attended,” Frances Walsh said.
But all of their catering events through the years have been special, if not presidential, Walsh said. “The positive feedback we receive always makes the hard work worth it.”
Walsh said the chefs and business owners chose Spring Branch by luck. “There was a space available when we needed it, and a friend gave us a tip. It happened in two days, our move here from Kirby in West U.”
“We have established a local following that is growing,” she added. “We have a lot of ideas for changes. It takes time and money, so we have patience”
World Catering Bakery may be a small business with a home-like environment and attitude, but all the chefs that work there are professionals.
“We keep it simple, but we keep it excellent as well,” Walsh said. “We are one of a kind, and the best kept secret in Houston.”
Well, the secret is out! Choose World Catering Bakery for your next wedding cake, birthday cake, event catering, lunch date, coffee date or simply to satisfy your latest sweet tooth. Also, if you happen to have a former President of the United States visiting, they know what to do.
World Catering Bakery
1073 Silber Rd, Houston 77055