Bread in the Box bakery has plans to leave its Castle Rock location at 1605 Park Street and move to 4950 E 41st Ave Denver, CO 80216, according to a commercial construction permit filed with the city and confirmed by Owner Kelly Li.
What Now Denver caught up with Li to find out more about the incoming operation:
WND: Can you further explain Bread in the Box’s concept?
KL: Currently, we are a small bakery that offers a delivery subscription service in Castle Rock and also supplies bread to a Colorado dairy farm. Our bread is baked daily, always fresh and delicious. We work hard to use the freshest ingredients so our bread is free of artificial preservatives and flavors.
WND: How did the idea for such an operation arise?
KL: The founder, Camby, started the business as an alternative to the traditional bakery business model, one that is full of excess and waste. She is a lifetime baker and wanted to offer her local Castle Rock community fresh bread in a manner that was more sustainable and convenient.
We are made-to-order in that we only make the bread ordered that day. Our subscription and partnerships with wholesalers allow us to predict how much bread we will need week-to-week. We work hard to ensure every loaf we make is sold or eaten that same day. In the cases where we do have extras, we donate to local food pantries.
WND: What’s the story behind the name?
KL: The name took inspiration from classic milk delivery services. Typically, you would have a box outside of your front door for the milkman to leave you fresh milk. We wanted to capitalize on that and asked ourselves, “Wouldn’t bread be a perfect pairing?” We currently offer our customers a bread box when they sign up for a subscription.
WND: What’s your background, both in general and as it relates to the food industry?
KL: My background is in finance. I am originally from Peru and came here with the dream to be an entrepreneur. I currently own a number of small businesses, my main one being Comerser Financial where I offer financial services to other small to medium-sized businesses.
The current manager, Yolanda, has over 20 years of experience managing in the food industry, and Efrain, our head baker comes from a line of bakers in Mexico. I have always loved bread and wanted to invest in a business that had the best product and was involved locally.
WND: Who will Bread in the Box service, and what can customers expect?
KL: [As you know], come January of 2023, we will be moving to a larger location in North Denver. With this move, we hope to expand our operations to the larger Denver area. We want to expand our original concept of delivering bread in the area where we operate while continuing to grow our partnership with dairy farms to deliver fresh produce all over Colorado.
We greatly value freshness and quality, and we are excited to partner with local farmers’ markets, cafes, and restaurants that share those same values. We deeply value heritage and expect to increase our offerings to include more traditional Hispanic and Latin variations to reflect our changing employees and customers.