Simply Fancy Cuisine
Simply Fancy Cuisine

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"Food should be fun and not feared!" ~abbvn

Welcome and Thank You for stopping by my culinary creation website supporting my cookbooks, pastries, and brand under Simply Fancy Cuisine (SFC).  SFC is an Award Winning, homemade gourmet, sweet & savory Farm to Table Patisserie located in the Inland Empire community of Redlands, CA. 

I am Angela Brooks-Van Niel, the Culinary Artist behind SFC.   Although, I have a Masters degree it is not in the culinary arts. I have no Cordon Bleu or AI degrees or certifications. But, what I do have is a lifetime of training from: my southern Grandmother (RIP, Mamie), my Kosher friends, and my Neapolitan & Sicilian neighbors. I have taken what I've learned and coupled that with my own unique & creative palate to create great fare. Plus, we feed you like family.
SFC is a cottage industry, meaning I'm licensed and inspected so I can cook out of my home kitchen. SFC can handle your small intimate get togethers to Galas hosting 500+. In the near future SFC, will have a brick and mortar location to better serve our clients.
But until then...You can find us at the Downtown Redlands' Sat. morning Farmers Market on the corner of Redlands Blvd. and 6th St. from 8a-11a. See ya at the market!!!

What's New at SFC...

R3, our new clothing line

We also created these repurposed totes & aprons.

We have T-Shirts!!!

Show your SFC love with our new t-shirts.

SFC went on a Road Trip

We took the ultimate road trip

3,250 miles

up the Pacific Northwest

There was so much to journal

and so many photos that we had to place it on our blog:

SFC takes centerstage at City of Redlands' Brunch & Broadway Event

Ladies enjoying their farm to table food from SFC.
Sing-a-long entertainers at the City of Redlands' Brunch & Broadway


Excerpt from Redlands Daily Facts By Rory O’Sullivan, Correspondent



REDLANDS>> Brunch and Broadway participants Saturday morning had a plate full of farm to table food and sang along to favorite show tunes.

The Mission Gables House was full of people having quiches, muffins, mac n’ cheese and locally grown fruit shish-kebab style. Chef Angela Brooks-Van Niel said she uses the best ingredients. There was also fresh juice and smoothies.

Brunch and Broadway was made possible by a grant from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program to introduce locally grown produce to seniors and families and a grant provided by the James Irvine Foundation to the Redlands Bowl. The goal of the grants is to enhance awareness of Redlands’ farmers’ markets and to make locally grown produce more accessible and to promote the arts in the community.

Brooks-Van Niel said locally grown food has more nutrition, no preservatives, is affordable, gives you an opportunity to socialize with the friends and helps stimulate the economy.

Simply Fancy Cuisine purchased freshly grown produce from the downtown Saturday Farmers’ Market and Market Night to prepare brunch spinach-and-kale quiche, fruit salads, fresh juices and roasted vegetables.

Farmers markets in Redlands are Saturday mornings in downtown, Saturday mornings at The Grove School and Thursday evenings in Downtown Redlands.

Brunch and Broadway was part of the June in Jumpin’ series put on by the city of Redlands.

SFC can be found at the Sat. Market, but is always available for your private events & venue. Check our online store for more information.



SFC participated 

and provided chocolate goodies for the

Redlands-Riverside area

Boys & Girls Club's

21st Chocolate Fantasy

fund raising event.

We even won Best Decoration.


Happy New Year!! 

We did it...

Thanks to YOU!!! 

SFC was named one of 

the "Best Bakeries" in the

Inland Empire for 2015

by Inland Empire Magazine.

We are truly blessed and honored 

by this acknowledgement

and grateful for your loyal support.

Thank you. 

Got Desserts...

The Holidays are right around the corner.

So, let SFC prepare your holiday desserts for you and your family

or for your company's holiday party. 


And if you give us your pie dish, we will prepare your

pie and you save 10%. 

You save money and you can tell everyone

that you baked it yourself.

                                                                           That's a Win-Win!

Please VOTE for Simply Fancy Cuisine in Redlands, CA for the Inland Empire Magazine's Best in 2014 (Best Dessert, Chocolate Dessert, Pie, Pastry, and Bakery)...

VOTE Until Oct. 31, 2014

Thank You

Checkout SFC Fresh New Look...

Check out SFC new logo!!!! Big Thanks to Redlands' own Jose of D.M. Art and Designs, for the fantastic work. Come out to the Redlands Thursday Market Night tonight and see our new look and grab some great grub while your there. See ya at the Market!

SFC's Caramel Apple Cake & Cupcakes are a hit at Riverside Wedding

SFC goes Black & White for the Redlands Bowl Gala #51

Chocolate Coma with White & Dark Chocolate ♪ & ♫ music notes

SFC debuts at Redlands Market Night

We are located on 5th and State St on Thursday Night in Downtown Redlands, CA.

SFC provides delectable appetizers for     Stone Wheel Olive Oil Co.'s soiree for the Downtown Redlands Artwalk


Thanks to our fantastic, loyal customers & supporters!!!

SFC truly is a Farm to Table Patisserie

Simply Fancy Cuisine

came in 2nd Place at 

The IE Cupcake Fair

for our "Hummingbird" Cupcake

SFC is making its debut at the                              IE Cupcake Fair

This Sun. (5.4.14), SFC is competeing for the Best Overrall  & Unique Ingredients Cupcakes at the 2nd Annual Cupcake Fair in Riverside. Come by and cheer us on.  Sorry, Simply Fancy Cuisine will not be at either Farmers Market this Sat. (5.3.14). Don't worry we will return the following weekend.  

SFC making another milestone...                  SFC finally making its presence known at the Redlands Sat. Farmers Market

Our 1st customer at our new home at the Redlands Sat. Farmers Market

Simply Fancy Cuisine 1st Anniversary (1/20/14)

Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, family, and clients for making this milestone possible!!!

SFC is now available every Sat. at the    Grove School's Farmers' Market

SFC is Possible with Chef Robert Irvine

Me with Chef Robert Irvine

Look who's eating Simply Fancy Cuisine's Pastries

  Yes, that's Restaurant: Impossible host, Chef Robert Irvine. 

I provided the cast & crew with my delicious homemade gourmet

pastries on the set recently in Redlands, CA.

What's in my Brownie??

I'll never tell, Mr. Marc Summers

Yes, that's Mr. Food Network and Mr. Unwrapped himself, Marc Summers

eating a sinfully, fudgy Simply Fancy Cuisine Brownie on the

set of Restaurant: Impossible in Redlands, CA.

Thank you again for visting my site and have a great day!

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