About Bake'n Joy
Bake’n Joy Foods, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer of high-quality bakery items for the professional baker, foodservice operator and supermarket instore bakery. Our product lines include premium bakery mixes & bases, frozen batters for muffins, cakes, loaves & more, toppings and fillings, frozen predeposited (ready-to-bake) batters for muffins, cookies, cakes and loaves, and now fully-baked Boston Coffee Cake bundts, loaves and minis.
70 Years of Excellence
In 1941, a man with a vision set out to build a business. Noticing his friends and neighbors were relying more and more on the corner bakery, he had an idea of how he could help the busy baker. Equipped with one small bakery blender, he began producing bread and donut mixes and selling them to local bakers, founding what is now Bake’n Joy Foods, Inc. That man was Abraham Ogan. Mr. Ogan started a New England family business that is still thriving today with the third generation in leadership. How has Bake’n Joy survived the ups and downs of business for the last 70 years? Through product innovation coupled with a desire and ability to take risks to bring customers what they need and want. And a deep commitment to customers’ success. From 1941 through 1980, the company focused on providing quality mixes and bases for breads, donuts, muffins, Danish and cookies to the growing number of bakery, supermarket and foodservice customers.
Foreseeing the Future
Recognizing the unfortunate trend in labor shortages in the baking industry, the innovative Research & Development team created the first ever thaw-scoop-and-bake frozen batters in 1980. Since then, the frozen category has become paramount to our future growth and has set the trend for product development. Bake’n Joy’s product offering has grown to include mixes and bases, frozen batters in pails for muffins and cakes, the FreshBakes™ line of predeposited muffins in three sizes, the PanFree™ line of predeposited batters for muffins, loaf cakes, cupcakes and single-serve dessert cakes. In addition to offering the standard bakery fare, the R&D innovators have successfully created great tasting products in niche categories, including Fat Free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, Fortified, All Natural and 100% Whole Grain choices.
Building for the Future
Bake’n Joy is proud to call Boston Coffee Cake its own! Since the brand’s inception nearly 20 years ago, Boston Coffee Cake products have been heralded for their high quality and strong customer following. In 2009, a state-of-the-art bakery was built at Bake’n Joy’s North Andover headquarters to produce the high-quality coffee cakes, loaf cakes and dessert cakes under the Boston Coffee Cake brand. Building instore bakery and foodservice business with fully baked products remains a focus for Bake’n Joy as we look ahead. Offering fully baked product along with their ready-to-bake items, Bake’n Joy is strongly positioned to better service customer needs in many different types of operations. With the third generation at the helm, Bake’n Joy continues to be a family-owned and privately-held company. Robert M. Ogan is President/CEO, with Jack Waldron as COO, Alice Shepherd as CFO, George Fregone as VP of Marketing and Business Development and Mark Ake as VP of Sales.