About Our Owners
Our founders Mara and George built our well-loved community bakery after years of working together. Mara was born and raised in beautiful Hudson Valley, NY, while George is from Jackson, MS. They met each other while attending Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC, earning their degrees in the food sciences—Mara in baking and pastry and George in culinary arts.
After their graduation in 1992, they began their lucrative culinary journeys in Washington, DC. Both worked in well-known establishments such as Grand Hyatt Washington, Marriott at Metro Center, and Lansdowne Conference Resort. They continued their success when they moved to Western North Carolina, working for other distinguished establishments, including The Omni Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate, Kenmure Country Club, and Connestee Falls Country Club.
In 2005, George and Mara welcomed their baby boy Jacob into the world. In 2009, Mara decided to open The Baker's Box, creating wedding cakes and vending at farmer's markets. The Baker's Box quickly flourished, so the couple decided to open a storefront to accommodate their rapid growth.
And so here we are, and the story goes on!