For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on Classic Cakes and Confections, who claimed the Valley’s Best Wedding Cakes. Congrats, Classic Cakes and Confections!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about you!
Classic Cakes and Confections: Ella and Neil Levinson bring pure imagination to every delicious and whimsical cake they create. It begins the moment you meet them: She, the Russian born, internationally schooled pastry pro with boundless creativity and a sharp, decisive way with the cake knife. And he, the Canadian born builder turned baker, with the curly hair and calming voice of a certain beloved confection maker.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
Classic Cakes and Confections: It is great to be recognized as the top bakery in the Valley by AFM readers.
AFM: What’s your favorite part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Most Influential in Valley Food?
Classic Cakes and Confections: We take pride in everything we do and to be recolonized as the top wedding cake maker in the Valley is humbling.
AFM: What advice would you give to others to be the “best” in your field?
Classic Cakes and Confections: To be best at something you must believe in what you do and do it to the best of your abilities.
AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?
Classic Cakes and Confections: It surely doesn’t hurt to have the accreditation as being BOOV winners.
AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
Classic Cakes and Confections: Loving what I do and constantly being challenged by our customers keeps me moving forward.
Be sure to get your copy of the April 2018 ‘Best of Our Valley’ issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun.
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!