About The Plum Cafe & Bakery
The Plum Cafe is the premier natural food, plant-based eatery in Sacramento.
Melissa Sugar, founder of Sugar Plum Cafe & Bakery, has choosen to consentrate on her bakery. Thus, the cafe has been sold, purchased by two long time foodies: Rey Ortega and Ron Russell. Both have extensive experience in the food business.
Plans are underway to add dinner entrees to the already award winning menu at the new The Plum Cafe & Bakery. Other additions to the menu are being planned as well. A facelift of the cafe has begun as well.
The cafe's hours will soon be extended to 7 days-a-week and open later, as well as being consistent (no closing early).
Owners of The Plum Cafe & Bakery
Rey has created and managed two successful baking manufacturing businesses over the last 15 years. His SunFlour Baking gluten-free cookies are sold nationwide and in Canada. He co-wrote co-designed, and published three children's books: "The Organic Adventures of Tucker Tomato," "Benny Brontosaurus Goes to a Party," and "Benny Beansprout Doesn't Eat Meat."
Rey has conducted cooking segments on local TV appearances and continues to be active in the animal welfare community throughout California.
Creator and formulator of nearly 100 unique vegan/vegetarian recipes in the baking industry including wheat-free, gluten-free cookies, fat-free, and sugar-free varieties. Has sold millions of cookies worldwide, including on many major airlines.
Ron is owner/chef of SunCafe, winner of multiple culinary awards for its unique organic cuisine featuring both raw food and vegan-cooked food. (SunCafe was voted best raw restaurant L.A. 2010 and #3 in the world by BestOfRaw, Top 10 Los Angeles Restaurants for Lunch by Open Table, Best Smoothie by SeriousEats.com, Best vegan restaurant World Vegan Day).
Ron began cheffing during college which led him to become a vegetarian. It's been 35 years since he's eaten any meat. Over those years, he's continually developed healthier versions of traditional foods and unique dishes of his own inspiration.
Ron teaches weekly raw food cooking classes and has appeared on ABC News, Blythe Raw Live and Japanese Television.