Shetice Williams was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Her passion for cooking started at the age of 10 when she realized she wanted to make people happy through cooking. She attended Emerson Vocational High School with a focus on Culinary Arts, and in 1996 graduated first in her class. Following high school, Shetice graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. While attending the C.I.A., she completed an internship at Walt Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
After graduation, Shetice relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked for Emeril Lagasse in the MGM Grand Hotel. Missing home, she decided to bring all of her great experience back to Buffalo. Here, opportunities continued as she worked as sous chef for a number of years at a local restaurant in downtown Buffalo.
While working full time, Shetice decided to further her education. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Buffalo State in 2005. Immediately after graduating, she was appointed chef instructor of Campus House, an upscale restaurant and club, which serves as a training facility for the hospitality students at Buffalo State.
During her 8 years at Campus House, Shetice began baking as a hobby. Instantaneously, family and friends were requesting desserts from this self-trained bake-a-holic. It was at this point that she realized that she wanted to open a bakery of her own. Inspired by the trends of the time (the cupcake craze, bling-ed out fondant cakes), Shetice became ‘Cake Crazy’ and the researching and planning began. In 2014 she officially merged her passions for cooking and baking when she opened the doors of Cake Crazy Bakery and Gourmet Catering at 2525 William Street in Cheektowaga.
These past years have been a whirlwind of challenges, innovation, and expansion. Shetice felt a pull to get back to her roots as a chef, and decided to offer contemporary scratch made soups, salads, sandwiches and small plates with a Southern Flair. You can still count on Cake Crazy for catering, custom cakes and fresh baked goods, and now you can pick up lunch for dine in or take out Tuesday through Saturday. In the future, Shetice plans to open a stand-alone restaurant in addition to the bakery.
Our Team: This group of young men and women is the secret to our success. Our team is handpicked and has some of the best training in the industry. We work closely together to provide you with a great product