The Baker’s Son


The Baker’s Son*is a charming and well-crafted memoir by the co-founder of Golden Krust
Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the hugely successful Jamaican-owned and -run enterprise that reaches from Massachusetts to Florida with over 120 franchise locations. Today the Golden Krust brand represents the most
lucrative Caribbean business ever established in America.

An independently owned family enterprise, Golden Krust was established in 1989 by members of the extended Hawthorne family. Within a few short years, Golden Krust developed into a very successful business. The original
inspiration for the company came from the family patriarch, Ephraim Hawthorne, who for many years ran a successful bakery in the secluded hamlet of Border, in the rural parish of St. Andrew in Jamaica.

*The Baker’s Son* is a deeply moving account that tells the story of an immigrant family from rural Jamaica that relocated to the Bronx in the 1980s. Starting from humble beginnings, and after weathering several major
crises along the way, personal as well as professional, the Hawthorne family has scaled the heights of success to achieve the American Dream to an unprecedented degree. Not content to rest on its well-deserved laurels,
the family has, in addition, established an innovative and very successful philanthropic foundation to give back to the community.

As much a “business memoir” as it is a “spiritual memoir,” the book records a profound journey of the author from his childhood within the Hawthorne family in Jamaica to his spiritual rebirth and conversion in the recent
past. The author attributes the real source of his success in business to his wife, siblings, and children, and to the deep Christian faith inculcated in him by his father and mother from a young age.

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All Proceeds from The Baker’s Son goes to the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation

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Tiffany Chandler
2013 Recipient

Dear Mr. Hawthorne,

I would like to thank you and the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation for selecting me to receive this years scholarship. The awards ceremony is one i will always remember because of the pride I felt of having the Jamaican culture a part of my heritage. I sincerely want to thank you for investing in my future and with your help I am off to a great start. As I embark on my college education at Fordham University, I do so knowing that I have your support.

Thank you for all yo do in the community here and abroad in securing a bright tomorrow.