The Glenn Family bakery consists of Lisa, John, Paul, and Ian and their two rescue dogs Ben and Sabrina (the dogs don’t participate in the baking process… just inspiration).
A veteran baker of more than 25 years, Lisa began the bakery in 2013 under the moniker Cheesecake Me Desserts. With a menu that focused on sweets like cheesecakes, chocolate salted caramel bars, donut muffins, cookies, and more, Lisa quickly gained local notoriety: she won an award for her chocolate salted caramel bars; she was featured in local magazines including Edible Sarasota, Sarasota Magazine, and SRQ Magazine; and she was a regular guest on ABC7’s noon-time news hour and Suncoast View.
Building The Family Bakery
Quickly recognizing the community’s desire for fresh, locally baked bread, Lisa drafted her husband John. As a classically trained pastry chef, master baker, and former executive chef, John began creating a wide variety of breads. His selection has grown to include an exceptional sour dough bread, oat meal, Multi-Grain, and various sprouted grain breads including an ancient grain bread. With this expansion of their product line, Lisa and John decided to expand the branding to include a new label for the breads: The Bread Market.
Beginning at the end of 2015, Lisa and John incorporated the budding talents of their sons Paul and Ian. Ian being a naturally gregarious personality easily stepped into the role of managing many of the farmers market booths where a bulk of their product is sold. Paul found his calling apprenticing his father learning the trade of baking artisan bread.
Once the whole family was working together to build this baking future, it was only natural to create the umbrella brand of the Glenn Family Bakery.
If you want true artisan baked goods that are prepared, packaged, and sold from a true family business, the Glenn Family Bakery is here to serve you.