My father, Martin Lewis Kazdan, always encouraged me to follow my dreams. With life comes many changes. My father passed away February 25, 2014 and a part of me left with him and many of my priorities changed. I wanted to spend more time with my son and husband, and my career as a funeral director often times would impede my ability to do so. It was my goal to create a good work-life balance and so I decided to take a professional chocolatier course while I was recovering from surgery. I thought it was going to be a breeze...boy! was I mistaken! I found it very challenging, but very rewarding when I was able to master a technique or a recipe. By the conclusion of the course I had found something that I was passionate about. It was the perfect starting point for me to pursue one of my dreams; to open a confectionery business. Naming my business after my late father is one way I honour his memory.