POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Bread & Batter Bakery will be opening its newest location on Tuesday, April 4, at The Academy eating and drinking hall Poughkeepsie, NY.
Offering retail and wholesale baked goods, the bakery also specializes in event catering for weddings and other occasions. Bread & Batter’s shelves are stocked with an array of hand-made products including cakes, cookies, bread, croissants and other specialty baked goods. The new location will also release a line of retail chocolates.
“This is an exciting moment in the culinary history of Poughkeepsie,” said Kristina DePalma-Ortiz, executive pastry chef and director of operations. “Bread & Batter will make premier handcrafted baked goods, using only the finest ingredients. Each baked good is wholesomely and lovingly produced and in our opinion on par with the finest five-star pastry shops in the world.”
DePalma-Ortiz is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and is joined by three other Culinary Institute alumni along with two graduates of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. The new bakery location will have 17 full and part-time employees.
The business is currently operating in Newburgh under the name Newburgh Flour Shop. The transfer to the new location will allow for product expansion and better scale business.
“Our entire staff, all of whom have an immense amount of skill and talent and who have lent their vision to our enterprise, will be joining the Poughkeepsie shop,” DePalma-Ortiz said. “Bread & Batter will have all of the people, all of the products and a great new name and expanded location. We are so grateful to all our many supporters and can’t wait to showcase our offering in The Academy.”