Meet the Author, Founder and President

Hartford Hough is an award- winning baker, chef and cake designer. He is also a man who has a love for God, the people of God and all He has created. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Hartford has been baking for over thirty years and has amassed quite a resume and reputation in his chosen field. Having acquired clients over the years such as Sotheby’s International Realty, Morgan Stanley, Universal Studios and RealD Entertainment, he has worked with a well-rounded and diverse clientele. A member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), his career trajectory is bringing him to the level of educator and teaching in the culinary arts. After matriculating through Howard University and now earning his credentials at Johnson & Wales University, it would seem his career would be settled in the field of culinary education.


When God has a plan for your life, things can take a needed detour. Hartford is as passionate about the care of animals, as he is about baking and the culinary arts. His deep concern for the health and welfare of animals has led to his efforts to support other resources and organizations responsible for finding “forever” homes for lost, abandoned, and displaced animals. He is a true advocate who is determined to raise awareness for this cause, end animal cruelty and foster care. It was this same passion that has caused Hartford to write and present to the world his first book. And to those who know him, it is no surprise that his first book would be about animals and the significance they hold in our lives. “The Fur Beneath My Wings: Our Relationship with Animals and the Valuable Lessons They Teach Us” is a compilation of heartfelt stories that impart within us lessons in faith, love, gentleness, perseverance and hope through the eyes and existence of our furry little friends. The reader will take away a renewed appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of life and all it has to offer. Hartford is a proud member of the Humane Society and the ASPCA. The righteous care for the needs of their animals but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)