A Sweet Beginning

The Glenn Family consists of Lisa and John, and their two sons Paul and Ian.

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.

Glenn Family Bakery with Judi Gallagher

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.

Sarasota Bakery

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.

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.