Tell us about your event!

A member of Pan & Cake will be in touch to answer any questions and provide additional information about our services. We can’t wait to start planning with you!

Shawnae Cook, President

Shawnae was born and raised in the Rockies of Utah and found her passion for the culinary industry while working for a bean-to-bar chocolate company in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she attended Liberty University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Shawnae founded Pan and Cake Catering in 2018, together with the company’s executive chef, Josie Patterson. When she is away from the Pan and Cake kitchen, Shawnae enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and two malamutes.

Josie Patterson, Executive Chef

Josie is a local to Champaign and the surrounding communities. Her love and passion for food took her to the Art Institute of Tampa where she graduated with honors in Culinary and Hospitality Management. She specializes in modern, upscale American gourmet but has a passion for Mexican, Asian, and soul inspired foods. The kitchen is her dance floor, and you can usually find her with a venti iced caramel macchiato in-hand. She is a mama to a beautiful little girl that brings just as much fun and sass to the team as she does.

Allison Reiling, Pastry Chef

Allison has been a local to the Champaign area for the last decade, and has been practicing the art of baking even longer. Her passion for baking has been passed down through family generations. She ha s been baking professionally since she was 18, and is considering a school in culinary arts. She loves having the opportunity to use her creative abilities to explore different flavors and techniques to create not only desserts, but works of art.

Britney Cook, Event Coordinator

Britney grew up along the coast of Lake Michigan in the city of Norton Shores, MI. She found her way to Champaign through marrying her husband and moving to his home town. Her passion for event planning flourished after coordinating her sisters wedding and multiple events. Her organization, attention to detail,  communication, and personality make her enjoyable to work with. Her number one goal is client satisfaction. When she’s not planning events, she is plant shopping, attempting to grow a garden, or taking walks or road trips with her two dogs and husband.