FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/7/16
Atlanta, GA – June 7, 2016, H&F Bread Co., a wholesale and retail Atlanta bread bakery, is pleased to announce that Rob Alexander has joined the organization as Executive Baker. In his new role, Mr. Alexander will play a vital role in strategic growth and product development while maintaining H&F’s commitment to excellence.
"We are thrilled to have Rob join our team! H&F Bread Co. brought Rob to Atlanta eight years ago when he first began working with us. He laid a strong product foundation for the company and helped us become the operation we are today. I am thrilled to have him back and am excited about the fresh competencies and strengths that will elevate our experienced team to the next level. We are in a great season of growth and are poised to further our company’s future,” said Joe Best, Owner and CEO.
Rob Alexander has over twenty years of professional experience, including acting as Executive Baker at Labriola Baking Co. in Chicago, Head Baker for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group in Napa Valley, California, and most recently Partner at TGM Bread. He has in depth bakery operations, bakery product development, and strategic level bakery experience pertinent to his role at H&F. Mr. Alexander has received many accolades in his career, most recently being featured by NY Times, local magazines and news outlets, and received a James Beard nomination Spring 2016. Rob has opened 5 successful bakeries in his career. He spent several years training with a bakery in the Rhone Alps region of France, apprenticed with the Minneapolis Baking school, and worked alongside French Companion, Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC in the early stages of his career.
"In rejoining H&F Bread Co, I have a unique opportunity to serve the employees and clients and of an already great organization. The team here continues to demonstrate an amazing capacity to leverage bakery innovation and high-touch service delivery to provide bread products at the highest level possible. It feels good to be back where I got my start in Atlanta and I am excited to be back, aligned with the H & F Bread Co brand. The degree of bread production that is exhibited here is truly ‘next level,’” said Mr. Alexander.
Mr. Alexander will be based out of our Westside production facility in Atlanta.
About H & F Bread Co., Inc.: Chef Linton Hopkins partnered with longtime friend and entrepreneur Joe Best to found H & F Bread Co. in 2008 with the vision of producing something he couldn’t find elsewhere in Atlanta at the time: fresh and delicious artisanal bread, baked daily for his restaurants, Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House. This bread garnered the attention of the culinary community and demand grew the business into a fully functional wholesale bakery, delivery fresh bread daily to hundreds of accounts citywide. The H&F Bread Co. Bread Box retail space opened to the public, offering breads and pastries direct to consumers. The employees of H&F have taken special care to create an environment that promotes excellence through our commitment, dedication and service to our Partners.
For more information, contact:
Director of Business Operations