About Us

Aromas Boutique Bakery offers custom cakes, catering and corporate gifts. Founded by sister duo Jo-Ann and Chef Eileen Barett, Aromas is committed to all natural food and a great experience for its customers.

From, 2004 when the sisters first ventured into the food industry they have offered custom food programs, catering and a wonderful array of desserts including gluten free, sugar free and vegan options.

Chef Eileen is classically trained and holds a Culinary Arts and restaurant Management degree from the Art Institute of New York. Both Chef Eileen and Jo-Ann hold Bachelor’s degrees from Tufts University.



Eileen is a seasoned chef with experience spanning private and corporate clients. During her 10 years as a chef, Eileen has cooked for Manhattan’s most refined palettes and has baked and catered for JetBlue, American Airlines, William Harper Jeweler, The Art of Hospitality and MANE USA.

Chef Eileen is a brilliant culinary chemist and self trained flavorist, having worked with top flavor and fragrance companies and created specialities for our aromatics collection like the Szechuan lavender Brownie.

A unexpected introduction led Jo-Ann to the world of hospitality. Traveling the country for Expo International and later Crimson Brown Associates, she returned to her native New York City to do contract work for the US Events and Motivation Team at Avon. She and her sister teamed up and dove into world of food. Always the artist, Jo-Ann became a self taught cake designer and is the master of Aromas’ most creative cakes, menus and gifts. Jo-Ann brings a keen eye for detail to Aromas.

“Working with Aromas has been an extraordinary sensorial experience! MANE is one of the TOP 10 flavor & Fragrance Companies in the world and Jo-Ann & Eileen have succeeded in designing creative cakes, cocktails and many other arrangements using our ingredients…”

Celine & Frederic
MANE Creative Fragrance Studio, NYC

“Best bakery EVER!!
I have ordered 4 cakes from here so far (with another on the way!). 2 of them were beautiful custom cakes. People fight over the left overs each time (if there even are any!). I’ve had the coconut which is fantastic and 2 pumpkins which are the best I’ve ever had.

This is hands down, my go to spot! Not to mention the friendly, patient, and courteous staff are always a pleasure to work with! I’ve gotten to the point where I would make up special occasions just to order a cake!”

~ Jennifer B.

Couldn’t be happier as a cake maker. I am a cake maker who has made several wedding cakes so I was extremely critical and careful in selecting a cake maker for my special day. I came across Aromas Bakery on The Knot and met with the owner who was nothing but professional. Not only did she do an amazing job bringing my vision to life, but the cake was absolutely delicious.

She incorported fabulous flavors like passionfruit with chocolate that was a hit for my guests as well as my husband and I. I will certainly return to Aromas Bakery for baby showers, birthday parties, or any other event where I’m looking for a beautifully decorated delectably tasting cake. Thanks again for everything.

~N.B. (Knot Review)