About La Tana

The owner and baker of La Tana, Claudio Costi, was born and raised in Milano, Italy. Since his childhood he has enjoyed eating daily fresh bread, grissini and focaccine, one of the most favourite snacks of children in Italy. Claudio emigrated to Canada from Italy in 1997 and pursued a career as computer scientist. Claudio's passion for baking bread started in 2001 and in 2003 he spent the year in Italy learning the trade from local bakers.

Back in Canada, Claudio worked for a while at La Collina bakery (an Italian owned bakery in Victoria BC) and then in Thrifty Foods bakery at the James Bay location. Since January 2011, Claudio started his own business,Il Forno di Claudio selling Italian baked goods at various open markets on his custom self-made bike and to few coffee and specialty shops in Victoria BC.

Now, by having his own retail shop, Claudio has fulfilled his dream of offering a truly real Italian experience to the Great Victoria Community.


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