story "The Big Man” (Chip Brown) was actually a physician-in training when he began selling his cakes to colleagues at the hospital more for fun than as an enterprise.
At 6 foot 5 inches tall, the "Big Man" who looks like a linebacker, used baking as a stress reliever for all those long hours of study. He also discovered a natural correlation between chemistry in the lab & the chemistry of the perfect cake, as well as the art of healing through great cupcakes!
While navigating through careers in medicine, politics & technology, Chip ultimately collaborated with long time technology guru Claudine Grier, a former Microsoft executive, & together they launched Big Man Bakes in October 2009 in the Old Bank District in Downtown Los Angeles with a mission to win the hearts, minds & sweet appetites of folks around the globe.
Now, Big Man Bakes has appeared on the Food Network, CNN, & OWN (Oprah's network) and has been listed as one of the top ten bakeries by the Los Angeles Times.
Co-Founder Claudine Grier also pioneered the early philanthropic endeavors of Big Man Bakes & thus the company has generously donated to many charitable organizations such as, Orphans International, Pediatric Cancer Society, Downtown Women`s Center, Grand Performances Summer Concerts Series, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment(Japan Tsunami Relief Fundraiser), California African American Museum, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, LAUSD, many downtown Los Angeles shelters, and other charitable organizations.