WBA’s 2018 Bakery Operation of the Year Announced

March 17, 2018 1:50 PM | Jessica Hoover (Administrator)

March 17, 2018
Contact:  Jessica Hoover, Executive Director
Email:  jessica@wibakers.com
Phone: (414) 258-5552

Congratulations to Linda’s Bakery, located in West Salem, WI, on being named the 2018 Bakery Operation of the Year by the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA).  The award was presented on Monday, March 12th, 2018 during the WBA’s Awards & Appetizers Networking Evening in Milwaukee, WI.  This year’s awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Midwest Foodservice Expo.

Five Wisconsin bakeries were nominated for the 2018 Bakery Operation of the Year.  Past winners of this award voted to determine this year’s winner.  The recipient of the Bakery Operation of the Year award remained a secret until the moment the name of the bakery was revealed.  Marc and Sue Anderson, owners of Linda’s Bakery and long-standing members of the association, were in attendance to accept the award.  

Anderson was happy to accept the award on behalf of his bakery and staff.  "I just couldn't do it without our staff," said Anderson.  "They are the reason that we are successful.  You can have a great product but it's the superior customer service that makes you special."  In addition to the Bakery Operation of the Year award, Linda's Bakery also claimed three best of show awards for their donut entries plus additional honors for long johns, pies, and a dessert table.

The Bakery Operation of the Year award was created back in 2001 to recognize an outstanding bakery operation annually.  This year’s Bakery Operation of the Year award was sponsored by Valley Cooperative Association. The Andersons received a permanent trophy to display in their bakery. 

This family owned bakery is located on Highway 16 in West Salem and has been serving La Crosse County and the Western Wisconsin area since 1973.  Linda's Bakery offers a full line of baked goods, bread, decorated cakes, wedding cakes, and more.

Visit the bakery’s website http://www.lindasbakery.com for more information or email marc@lindasbakery.com

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