Behind the Buckets
Chris, the owner, and founder has always been an avid at home cook and baker.
Growing up, some of the best memories are with his mother creating masterpieces and inventing twists on recipes they created together in the kitchen. Even making a frozen pizza isn't made using the instructions on the box because he always adds ingredients as additional toppings just to put a creative spin on it.
During time spent overseas living in Germany, Chris always enjoyed visiting bakeries and having fresh baked bread with his meals. When returning in the mid-nineties, the bread was one thing he missed. The solution? He just started making his own.
He always enjoyed making his own bread as it really is so much better than store bought. After years of using different methods, he finally found one which reminded him of his favorite bakery in Germany. He has baked it for multiple charity events and has achieved a high level of success each time. While receiving an outpouring of compliments on how delicious it was he found he was always running out of the loaves donated.
Bread from 2015
One day in August of 2020, at about 3 a.m., Chris woke up with one of those can't shake it dreams of an idea that just won't go away.
While sitting there pondering all the ways this idea could be put to reality, he rolled over to his obviously sleeping partner and said, "You know how everyone likes the bread I bake? I could totally sell my bread and help people at the same time. And, I could put it in a bucket!"
The reply was short, sweet, and followed by the purring snuffle sounds of heavy sleeping. "Do it!"
Thank you, Mom!
Military deployment -
Baking bread in Northern Iraq
The overall vision for Bucket of Bread is simply to:
Grow BoB into an organized group of followers who are passionate about creating high quality delicious possibilities found in every bucket.
Use a strength in numbers approach to generate donated buckets and funds for an impactful use within communities and provide some comfort to those less fortunate than others through delivering donated buckets to organizations and actively help in their kitchens as a volunteer to deliver a large quantity of fresh nutritious foods.