The idea behind our business was discovered in August 2006 when we packed up a minivan with camping gear, food and five friends. It was then that a life changing trip started and forever became known as 'Tour'. We left Saratoga Springs, NY and headed west to Seattle, WA. In 12 fascinating days, our trip totaled nearly 4,000 miles and included some of the greatest cities, sights and experiences that America has to offer. Of these experiences, some of the most memorable were the conversations we shared about our dreams and goals for our futures. These conversations became the foundation for what is now our new business: A Perfect Blend Espresso Bar & Cafe. These conversations and experiences, however, are not the only events that helped to shape our business. Our families, friends, educations, life experiences, traditions and upbringings also played a major role in who we are today and what we are doing.
One thing that we both have in common is that we share a passion for making other people happy through the power of good food and good conversation, traits that were instilled in both of us at a young age.
Normal Business Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
**We may be open later on nights with entertainment. See Events Page.**
I was born and raised in Albany, NY and attended Albany High School. I studied baking and pastries as part of the school's vocational program and enjoyed great success in this program and local competitions. These experiences led me to a national competition as the representative for New York State where I placed second out of fifty competitors representing their respective states.
A continued passion for baking guided me to one of the best culinary schools in America - Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI, where I graduated with a degree in Baking and Pastry Technology. After graduating from Johnson and Wales, I was employed as a pastry chef for several bakeries and restaurants, including Leo's Bakery, The Vanilla Bean and The Inn at Saratoga.
Brendan M. McCann
I was born and raised in Albany, NY and have lived locally my entire life. At a young age, I learned the basics of cooking and baking from my mother and grandmother, who are both Italian immigrants and share some excellent recipes and cooking techniques. I attended Christian Brothers Academy and then Siena College. I graduated from Siena in 2004 with a degree in Marketing and Management.
Having several jobs throughout high school and college in the food industry combined with some great family recipes, a solid education focused in small business and the support of my family and friends I decided to open my own business with Dan.
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