In 1993 Willie Zimberoff had just finished receiving his degree in Chemistry at The University of Kansas in Lawrence. Not knowing which direction to choose, he chose his passion for skiing and headed to Vail. He accepted a job to work for the Hyatt Regency at Beaver Creek. Once there he realized that he really wanted to continue to work in the food business. After returning from the Rockies, Willie was persuaded to try his hand at bread baking. An avid pizza maker in college, he felt this was a chance to bond his passion for food and his love of science. The Corner Bakery had just opened and it was a perfect match. Willie worked there for eight years and had involvement in opening 78 bakeries. After taking a year off, Willie went to work at a local bakery for seven years. While there he ran the new product development, hearth production, and key account sales. Wearing many hats, he was fortunate to work with several corporate chefs from Chili’s to Arby’s to Cheesecake Factory and even McDonalds. Having the experience to utilize his science and baking Willie helped sales grow over 1,000% in 7 years. Willie lives in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.
Z Baking baked its first loaf of bread on May 1, 2008. We have over 80 years of experience. Our bread is the result of our commitment to making the highest quality bread with the most reliable service. The gentle shaping of each of our loaves, long periods for fermentation, and a artisan deck oven, all work to create outstanding breads. We use only the best, all-natural ingredients, with no preservatives. In May of 2010, we receieved our AIB certification.
We are custom bread bakers. We will make or bake whatever you need. Freshly delivered or through frozen distribution.
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