Passion underpins the dedication to invest the time and resources required to bake bread with Old World artisan flavor, appearance and texture. And strong business sense leads such bakers to capitalize on the technological tools available to help bring those truly artisan breads to a wide customer base. Such a merger of art and science is the way of life at Hudson Bread, based in North Bergen, NJ. For the full story, see “Hudson Bread grows its artisan bread business.”
Rise Baking Company is working to bring a handful of successful regional bakeries to a broader audience, including recent investment into its artisan bread process. For the full story, see “Rise Baking Company furthers its reach into the artisan bread market.”
Chicago Specialty Bakers got its start back in 1982 as a string of bagel shops and delis run by Felix Barats, offering bagels and custom-made sandwiches. Today, its business is purely wholesale, focusing on a wide variety of artisanal breads for airline, foodservice and grocery customers.
To read the complete feature on Chicago Specialty Bakers, see “Chicago Specialty Bakers brings Old World baked goods to life.”