Some years ago, when Frances was considering a career change, her husband asked her a simple question: “If you could do anything all day, what would it be?” Her answer was quick and equally simple: “Bake”. In that moment, something changed – a sense of possibility sent Frances down a new path. She imagined a cafe akin to inviting neighbours to her kitchen table. She opened Bon Ami Bakery and Cafe in North Vancouver in 2014. Fran operated the bakery and cafe for several years before moving to her new home on Vancouver Island, where she has the perfect balance of teaching in her local school district and running a smaller version of her business at home where she specializes in cookies, cakes and decorating classes.