With her sparkling eyes and her radiant smile, Sophie Jaeger passes her energy to everyone crossing her path...
Sophie started her career as a Corporate Lawyer in France. Inspired by new ambitions, she quit her job and comfortable Parisian life to start a brilliant career in Banking in New York. After 7 years, she said “New York is right for me, but not Finance”.
In 2011, Sophie reset her career again and became a yoga teacher for those suffering from physical & emotional trauma. It was during her trip to Uganda, where she taught yoga to former child soldiers, that she took the time to think about what she really wanted to do with her life.
Sophie decided to turn her passion for baking into a job.
“I do think that the best way of being very good at what we do, is to love it. I love baking as it is both a way to express creativity and to share happiness with people in a concrete way”.
Caprices was born…
In 2013, Sophie opened her own bakery in Williamsburg (138 N6th Street) one block away from Bedford station.
She specialized in merveilleux (called "capricieux") and choux (or “magic choux” as they're called here).
Sophie never stops thinking about how to develop further her business. A few months ago, she started to do savory and sweet catering for events.
Currently, Sophie lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two sons.
At Caprices by Sophie, they buy raw high quality ingredients and bake everything from scratch everyday at the store.
"We never compromise on health and well-being. We fight the pesticide vader and hormone troopers by investing our money in the right stuff, Organic when possible, always Natural, Seasonal and Local."
At our January "Goûter de retrouvailles" we invited Sophie as a guest speaker. She explained how she achieved her project, what drives her in life, how she manages her bakery as well as her family life. It was so enthralling, thank you again Sophie ! :)