Barb Batiste Shines a Light on Filipino Sweets

Kate Leahy

Barb Batiste, chef/owner of B Sweet in Los Angeles, worked as a pastry assistant at the Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., in the early '90s before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom. B Sweet started as something of a cottage industry when she successfully sold a local café on her chocolate-chip banana bread. Now she caters, operates two food trucks,...