David Osokolo is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was born on the 19th of September 1981 in Ikoyi, Lagos. Privy to knowledge about Food Machines, Industrial Mechanics, Water Science and Electrical Engineering for Solar and Wind Power, he is a 2nd generation baker hailing from a lineage of culinary artists. His baking skills have been honed vicariously by techniques from The Wilton Catering School in the USA and the International Cake Exploration Society.
For 16 years, he served in various capacities at Palpha Bakery managed by his parents for 30 years. He has also been groomed at The Honeywell Baking School where he was honored as the Best Graduating Student for 2014. He currently co-owns LoveStruck Cakes, which he started on the 11th of June 2011, with his wife Tracy Osokolo.
LoveStruck Cakes is a celebrations brand serving Nigerians with Bakes, Confectionery, Gifting Solutions, Honeymoon Tours and Celebrations Management. His brand is a one-stop shop to creating and nurturing relationships, hence its value added services have grown to support these. LoveStruck also provides free delivery, same-day delivery, oven-fresh Cakes, compensation policy, up-to-speed customer service and personalized booking services, chemical-free and organic bakes with lavish aesthetics, goods-in-transit insurance, money-back guarantees, complementary product upgrades and returning-customer discounts.
David says, “LoveStruck Cakes is in business to give her consumers good food, at the right time, for the right price” which is popularly known by her consumers as “The LoveStruck Edge”. LoveStruck’s training academy also provides a platform to encourage young people to learn the trade, just as it was passed down to David from the Osokolo generation who started baking in 1970. The brand employs individuals who live in Festac and its environs to ensure prime development of the community in which they thrive. A visit to the Bakery’s site in Lagos will give you the perfect visual of a 21st Century Bakery created from recycled resources to mitigate industry-peculiar waste.
LoveStruck Cakes has been awarded a “Best Graduating Student” certificate from The Honeywell Baking School, The WomenX Scholarship by the World Bank, the Youth with Innovation Fund by Nigeria’s Finance Ministry and the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program grant.