Letty Martinez and Ryan Young opened a bakery, specializing in custom cakes for weddings, quinceaneras, birthdays, family and corporate celebrations.
Letty, a cake decorator, and Ryan, a pastry chef, worked together at The Woodlands Resort and Convention Center Bakery under the direction of the talented Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Pysell. In June 2010 they opened a small bakery named Yummy Tummy Pastries in Humble TX.
After several years of providing services to our loyal clientele, we expanded and remodeled that little shop into our current gorgeous bakery. We have also expanded our staff to accommodate the growing needs of our clients. We still LOVE our home here in Humble Texas.
Meet the Team:
Letty Martinez-Monjo, Current Owner/ Pastry Chef
Letty is first the proud mother of four wonderful children. Letty started her work career at The Woodlands Resort and Convention Center in the Woodlands, TX. Letty was first placed i.a position in the employee cafeteria by then Executive Chef John Brazie. After reports of upscale dining in the cafeteria being heard in the back halls of the resort, her talent for style and food design was recognized and she was quickly promoted to bakers assist.
There in the bakery, she began her love for the world of pastry and cakes, so much she had accepted an additional position as the lead decorator for the Kroger Company in a local bakery. She being a businesswoman having owned several businesses before, her masterful work with cakes she was natural and with her great customer service and felt at home in the bakery meeting and greeting customers and listening to there needs, she would often go beyond the “templates” at Kroger and whip-up something custom and wow her unsuspecting customers. That was again noticed by management and a vendor who offered a larger regional position with there company Deco-Pac a bakery training and supply company. Letty declined the position and decided to remain here in Houston.
After leaving the Resort and the Kroger Company she started a small in-house bakery for a family restaurant chain producing the desserts for multiple locations after getting it up and running on its own two feet, Letty felt it was time for her to branch out on her own. With the love and encouragement from family and friends, Letty started Yummy Tummy Pastries in June of 2010 in Humble, TX.
Ryan Young, Founder (2010-2016)
Ryan began cooking and baking at nine years of age with the Boy Scouts and summer cooking classes. One summer he did daily food preparation for 60 women and children in a shelter. The next summer he knocked on the kitchen door of Certified Master Chef Friedrich Gitschner of the Houston Country Club. Both locations were fast-paced productions of quality foods. He then knew that culinary arts would be his calling.
The day after graduating from high school in 2000 in Bloomington, Minnesota Ryan enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program.
Ryan’s first job in Houston was in the owner’s suite for the NFL Team. He was responsible for setting up and manning the grand buffet.
For a year Ryan worked for a European temporary chef agency. He was one of the eight chefs at the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Formula One race. The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country in the Persian Gulf ruled by a royal family.
After 7 great years at Yummy Tummy, Ryan in January of 2017 moved back home to Minnesota to be closer to his family.