The Baker's Son: My Life in Business
An inspirational rags-to-riches memoir by one of the most successful Caribbean-born businessmen living in America.
About the Author
Lowell Hawthorne is the president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and franchiser of Caribbean baked products, which made history becoming the first Caribbean-owned business in the U.S to be granted a franchise license. Today the company encompasses over 120 stores across the United States. Hawthorne has been bestowed with many awards for his entrepreneurial prowess, including the prestigious Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002, and was conferred with the Order of Distinction from his native homeland of Jamaica. In 2011 he was named the Jamaica Observer’s Diaspora Business Leader for 2010, and was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters from Medgar Evers College in New York. In 2005, the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Scholarship Foundation was launched, and since then has awarded over 150 scholarships to institutions. Currently a director of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and chairman of the Partnership Board of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI), he lives in Westchester, New York.