At Jerry’s Foods, the bakery crew enjoys its work down to the very last crumb. Who wouldn’t feel great surrounded by fresh-baked goodies every day? Cheery bakers are quick to give a friendly hello to customers. Long-term business relationships between the bakers and their patrons stretch over generations.
Strong customer loyalty makes Jerry’s a destination. “It is a big family atmosphere,” says Becky Foster, lead wrapper. “We know each other personally. This is family. We’ve got a good crew.”
Love for the job goes more than skin deep. Bakery manager Steve Hobbs, a third-generation baker, has gone so far as to get a bakery-themed tattoo. His arm displays the glory of baking with a rolling pin and gilded motto that proclaims, “Bake or Die!”
Each Jerry’s Foods baker takes pride in his or her creations. Pastry chef Erika Youngdahl loves to see the expressions on customers’ faces when they pick up their custom-made cakes. Positive energy radiates for this bakery crew year-round. Their tenures run long, a testimony to real job satisfaction. Bakery workers stick around, sometimes for decades. And customers have been coming back for just about as long.