Back in the early 2000s, there wasn’t much in the way of gluten-free and plant-based baked goods, so it was out of necessity that Flying Apron was born. Now, almost two decades later, we are serving the greater Seattle area and beyond with locations in Fremont and West Seattle.
It’s not hard to bake gluten-free or plant-based, but the combination can be tricky and requires tenacity, creativity, and more often than not, simplicity, to make sure that what you make is wholesome, delicious, and delightful to eat.
We have spent (and continue to spend) countless hours in product development perfecting our recipes so that you never have to feel like you’re living “without.”
We firmly believe at Flying Apron that it’s not about what you can’t eat, and we feel privileged to be able to continue to pave the way for gluten-free and plant-based goodies that everyone craves.
Jeff Silva was born and raised in Rochester, MA and moved to Seattle, WA in 1992, planting roots through music, family, and various business investments (including building a small coffee/baked-goods empire). He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting & Business (and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Mathematics), and is the drummer in a local rock band, Hobosexual.
Angela Cough was born and raised in West Seattle, attending Schmitz Park Elementary, Madison Middle School, and West Seattle High School, and she holds a Bachelor’s in Business from the UW Foster School of Business. She was one of the first members of a Seattle-based startup called Redfin.com. Here she was in charge of accounting, operations, human resources, legal, and many things in-between. During her tenure, the company grew from one market to 18+, and from 10 employees to over 650. Six years and two kids later, Angela decided to leave Redfin in order to aid Jeff in running their various businesses, pursue a black belt in martial art of Tang Soo Do, and (of course) shepherd their children, Samantha and August.
Other than Flying Apron, the pair own and operate The Shack Coffee House and Hotwire Online Coffee House, and are investor-owners of Havana Social Club. Combined, the couple employ over 50 people in the area. Jeff and Angela are entrenched in (and constantly seeking) new challenges and adventures with the goal of keeping Seattle truly locally owned.