Bakehouse is a dream come true: our kitchen is a playground, a classroom, and a party destination. We offer wildly delicious baked goods in our gem of a shop to bring you flavors and experiences that stir the imagination and delight the senses.
our mission is to cultivate community through the craft of artisan baking
we are a team devoted to being authentic in all we do. we offer only the most genuine service to our guests and aim to meet people where they are at. we work to contribute to our diverse community and to make our spaces a welcoming place for all.
in our ingredients, process, product, service, and selves
we engage with a desire for continued growth and embrace the changes it may bring
work hard, play hard
our unwavering belief that hard work and perseverance pays off, as does honoring celebrations along the way
born one of 8 into a family of entrepreneurs in a rural MN town, anne’s midwestern work ethic was built in, but so was a sense of adventure. after pocketing degrees in spanish and international business & economics from st. kate’s, she packed her bags for california where a stint at a desk job led her to a woman-owned bakery gig. from there, she traded in her degree for a certificate from the san francisco baking institute and the rest is, you know.
she founded honey & rye in 2013, and through passion and perseverance - not to mention a wedding, a baby, a cancer diagnosis & recovery - she became the total bad a$$ pastry-slingin’ babe we know & love today.
kate sharp, chief of staff
since opening day in 2013, kate’s been an integral thread in the fabric of honey & rye. she’s spent time in nearly every position from front-of-house to back, to eventually become anne’s right hand and left brain. a seasoned home cook with a refined palate, she’s our go to for input on balance of flavor. with an appreciation for hospitality, she has a keen ability to find the small touches that help curate the customer experience. a true Libra, she seeks beauty and order in all things. her two kids cut their teeth on croissants and help her to keep balance between work and play.
sarah stone, chief operations officer
sarah met anne at the san francisco baking institute, a path that led her to becoming the opening head baker for honey & rye. after helping to establish the bread & pastry program, she left to pursue opportunities outside of baking, amassing experience in operations, human resources, and more, from colorado to california. a MN native, eventually the pull of home was just too strong and at long last, she’s now back in the saddle as our COO. she hits the reset button with yoga and meditation.
andrea grage, director of admin
andrea was willing to do literally anything to work at honey & rye, so in 2021 we hired her to whip our office into shape. the wheels have stayed on the bus ever since and our inbox has never been cleaner. we knew she was the one even before we received the hand-sewn thank you card. as a music lover and the mom of two teenagers, she splits her time between car pooling and concert going. like her wicked pickleball serve & her master’s in photography, she continually surprises us with her hidden talents.
kim maciej, café lead
kim started as a barista at honey & rye in 2019 and her easy-going taurus ways wooed us all. she took on managing during covid while a new first-time mom and hasn’t backed down from a challenge since. a hippie at heart, her mellow manner puts everyone at ease in the midst of chaos and lines out the door. tell her your sign, and she’ll tell you what’s on your horizon. you’ll find her dancing barefoot at live shows with her two kids, or backstage with her dead head dad.
olivia simper, marketplace & events manager
olivia has grown alongside honey & rye since year one, taking time in between for school and overseas adventures. she loves a celebration, but don’t make her choose between halloween & st. patrick’s day. her superpower is her sense of humor and she’s always down to clown. you’d be hard pressed to find her without a cold press in hand.
katie anderson, production manager
katie is a graduate of the baking & pastry program at the former art institutes of minneapolis. she joined the honey & rye bread team in 2018 and found her stride as bread manager & lamination lead. her knack for seeing the need and keeping calm, cool, and collected in the kitchen chaos made her a perfect candidate for bakehouse production manager. she’s constantly keeping several (dough) balls in the air and manages to do it all with a smile. when she’s not rolling croissants, you’ll find her out on the fishing boat, at a concert, or concocting an inventive new ice cream creation.
julie mcaninch, research & development
julie was born to bake. she joined honey & rye as a part-time baker in 2019 while still working as an occupational therapist. just over a year later she had set that career aside to join us full-time. she has a knack for creative flavor combinations, is precise in a way that helps set the pace of the kitchen, and is constantly looking for someone to ‘try this!’ with a sparkle in her eye. julie excels in being organized, getting the job done right, and thinking of others all along the way. the best days are when our crew gets a visit from her husband, chris, and daughter, birdie, passionate foodies in their own right. the bakehouse menu would not exist without julie's contributions and continued pursuit of wildly delicious baked goods.