A mother and daughter duo run a Brownie food truck in Vancouver – B.C.

Kelly Chau never thought her office would end up being a food truck, but she suddenly had to switch gears after losing her marketing job two years ago.

Brownies became the back-up plan, but to do that she had to convince her mother Lily, who is an excellent baker, to come out of retirement.

Kelly and Lily Chau run The Brown Bakers food truck in Vancouver.

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Years ago, Lily tried her hand at the Brownie game, but her store in Yaletown closed after just a year.

“I don’t want to repeat the same mistakes, but she’s like, ‘Mom, I grew up. I can handle the marketing stuff,’ Lily told Global News.

After the persuasive speech and the lure of brand new kitchen equipment, Lily was all in and The Brownie Bakers was born.

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But spending so much time together has its challenges.

« We butt heads every day, » Kelly said, through a chuckle.

« She’s kind of like young people, » Lily said. « They’re just like oh YOLO, that stuff, but YOLO doesn’t work for me. »

However, it has proven to be a very successful partnership consistently reserved for farmers markets, the movie industry, weddings and corporate events.

It’s vindication for Lily that her brownie recipe is amazing. And gratification for Kelly who turned things around with a little family help.

« A lot of people would love the opportunity to work with their mom or a family member and I’m lucky to say I can do that, » Kelly said.

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