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,
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
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
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
Brunch and Broadway participants Saturday morning had a plate full of farm to table food and sang along to favorite show tunes.
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.
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
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.
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
in Redlands are Saturday mornings in downtown, Saturday mornings at The Grove School and Thursday evenings in Downtown Redlands.
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.
and provided chocolate goodies for the
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.
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)...
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
SFC MAKES IT OVER 3500 LIKES
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 IEShineon.com 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
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!