The story of Carrot Tree is not quite as old as some stories in the Historic Triangle. In 1984, challenged by a restaurant manager to produce a better carrot cake, Debi did so; by calling her grandmother at midnight for the family recipe and shopping and baking till 3 am! She burned up a few home ovens before building her first commercial bakery—-in her home garage! That was 1990. In 1995, she opened Carrot Tree Kitchens on Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg's only scratch bakery in years. Café operations evolved over time. We opened the Cole Digges House in Historic Yorktown in 2003. Every day, every thing Debi does, she does fresh from scratch. She is one of those few restaurant owners for whom food remains a love, not a business. We are pleased you have become a part of the continuing history of Carrot Tree and the Historic Triangle. To answer your most asked question: Why the name Carrot Tree? She's famous for Carrot Cake and Debi and Glenn were married under the Great Oak Tree of Basset Hall in Colonial Williamsburg. The very same tree Rockefeller sat under to plan the restoration, a tree thought to be over 400 years old. When time came to name Debi's business, several ideas were bandied about; 'Great Oak Bakery', 'Oak Tree Bakery', "White Oak Bakery', etc. Then Deb's aunt said, "Too bad there isn't a carrot tree!" And so it is that we've been Carrot Tree ever since.
Thank you Aunt Postie!
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Kaitlyn Elise · Married on 08/03/2019
Could eat that cake all day long!
Oh my goodness!!!! Carrot Tree did an AMAZING job - the cake was incredible and we also got a little plate with brownies and other sweet bars and that was also fabulous! I have nothing but good things to say about Carrot Tree.Sent on 08/11/2019
Darrell and Camille Lassiter · Married on 12/22/2018
Darrell and Camille Lassiters wedding 12/2018
My husband and I got married Dec 22 2018 at the Williamsburg White House Inn and our wedding cake was made from the Carrot Tree. We can both tell you that it was the best wedding cake we ever had tasted! Ours was the almond white cake. My only disappointment was that we didn't have a top tier to save for our first anniversary because we ate all of it! I highly recommend them for a wedding cake and I can not wait to come back for another one!Sent on 01/03/2019
Linda · Married on 11/13/2018
Amazing service and fantastic almond cake
I had the Carrot Tree kitchen, cater for a wedding reception and everything was very tasty and professionally done. They were on time with the delivery and the guests were very happy. I also ordered an almond cake for the cake boxes. This was the most delicious almond cake I have ever tasted. Everyone asked for more and to this date people are still talking about the cake. I have just ordered another one for our family Thanksgiving. Great job Carrot Tree, keep up the good work.Sent on 11/13/2018
Carrot Tree Kitchens makes the most delicious and beautiful wedding cakes in Williamsburg. I am proud to highly recommend Debbie and her team. She has been making delicious cakes for over 20 years...my favorite is the decadent chocolate with raspberry filling.