Partners in Profile: Lydia Shayne, Owner
Typical lunch: Greens with chicken, tahini, mustard and her mother’s Indian sauce.
At the bakery you will most likely find her: In the kitchen, dancing to her favorite jams and singing along!
Biggest vice: Stealing everyone’s pens and misplacing her phone.
Lydia opened DeLuscious in 2002 after a successful career in television news and politics. A seasoned media professional, Lydia began her career in television news working for CBS and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, researching and producing Bill Stout’s nightly commentaries. Later, she produced a weekly ½ hour television program, “Newsmakers,” for which she received a Golden Mike award and three additional nominations. She then transitioned into politics, serving as the Deputy Press Secretary and then Westside Area Deputy for former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Through these experiences, Lydia cultivated her commitment to integrity, service, and attention to detail, which she applies at DeLuscious every day.
Lydia Shayne is the creative force behind DeLuscious Cookies & Milk. A self-taught baker, Lydia has carefully crafted every DeLuscious recipe from scratch. Her curiosity, creativity and willingness to experiment with unusual, high-quality ingredients are what give DeLuscious cookies their unmatched flavors and textures. As the force behind the company’s unparalleled commitment to customer service, she makes sure every cookie is prepared, packaged and delivered with impeccable quality and care. Her mantra? Good enough is never good enough, as Lydia refuses to ever compromise, either in terms of quality or service.As Lydia explains, DeLuscious is not just a cookie company; it is an experience where the company endeavors to make each and every client feel valued and important. Whether a client is a celebrity or investment banker, a housewife from Tennessee or a small business owner, Lydia and her team work diligently to ensure that every client has the ultimate cookie experience.