Ohio University's bakery is an authentic scratch-bakery, a rare find amongst university dining services. We produce all of the pastries, cookies, muffins, dinner rolls, biscuits, desserts, specialty breads, and pizza dough for all of Ohio University's dining venues and retail outlets.
Our goal is to turn the clock back to a time when a bakery actually made everything it offered from beginning to end in its own facility. Not only are the products made fresh daily, we use only excellent quality -- real ingredients which are minimally processed.
The Ohio University bakers are dedicated professionals who have been plying their trade for many years. Each and every one is committed to keeping the art of scratch-baking alive and well for generations to come in the Ohio University family.
Diana is the Grande Dame of the Ohio University bakery! Having been here for more than two decades, Diana helps orchestrate the cacophony of tasks that are required to produce a high volume of baked goods on a daily basis. Aside from her organizational skills, Diana shines when it comes to making a cake jump to life after it has been on the receiving end of her cake decorating tips.
Sara has worked at Ohio University for over a decade. She holds a degree in Food Service Management, but she has found her true calling in the bakery. Chances are, if you enjoy a cake from the bakery, Sara has worked her magic in helping to create it. The part of her position that brings her the most satisfaction is working with the students.
Joey is our guru of all things bread. He enjoys creating and working around all the nuances of our natural sourdough starters. Joey arrived in the bakery eight years ago after having spent an 11 year run as the baker for the Big Bear Grocery Chain.
With an extensive background in food service and a culinary degree from Hocking College, Brett is our jack-of-all trades in the bakery. Brett has that rare talent of being able to work equally well with breads and pastry. Brett is a long-standing fixture in some of Athens finest restaurant kitchens.
Kevin represents the next generation of our baking lineage. Kevin also holds a degree in culinary arts from Hocking College, and is honing his skills in the production of breads.