Kinsey to be honored at retirement reception My Daddy's Cheesecake co-owner

The co-owner of a popular business in the region will be honored at a retirement reception which is planned for this weekend.

Wes Kinsey, co-owner of My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery and Cafe in Cape Girardeau, will be honored at the reception.

The reception is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at My Daddy's Cheesecake, which is located at 265 S. Broadview.

My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery and Cafe has been making award-winning cheesecakes and desserts since 1987.

Kinsey, a graduate of Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, has been baking and decorating cakes since 1973.

In 1996, Kinsey became owner of My Daddy's Cheesecake. He eventually extended menu offerings to include a wide assortment of cakes, pies and baked goods. The company added a variety of cafe items in 2003.

With a second location in Clayton, Mo., My Daddy's Cheesecake continues to produce thousands of cheesecakes each year for retail, mail order and fundraising programs by local, not-for-profit groups in the Midwest.

Kinsey is a veteran baker and a graduate of the Wilton School of Confectionary Arts in Chicago.

He has demonstrated his talents at professional trade shows throughout the United States, including a feature on the QVC.

Co-owners Kevin and Susan Stanfield said they look forward to celebrating Kinsey's years in the industry at Saturday's reception. The Stanfields look forward to carrying on the traditions and legacy which they said "makes My Daddy's one of the most beloved cheesecakes throughout the Midwest."


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