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Bread Artisan Bakery


Good always takes its time.

(855) 28-BREAD / Orders

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Bread Artisan Bakery


Good always takes its time.

(855) 28-BREAD / Orders

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Bread

Bread Artisan Bakery is a family owned and operated wholesale bakery servicing southern California. 

We promote community and encourage daily deliveries to ensure the freshest products in our restaurants and cafes. 

We are located in Santa Ana, CA.

LEVAIN

 

PREFERMENT

 

METHODE EN DIRECT

 

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Our Process


As each recipe is unique it reflects the soul, style and patience of the baker.

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Our Process


As each recipe is unique it reflects the soul, style and patience of the baker.

LEVAIN

Our signature and our pride, this centuries-old tradition uses a flour and water culture, to

organically leaven the bread and a long fermentation to develop the flavor and texture. As

each levain recipe is unique, it reflects the soul, style and patience of the baker. It’s certainly

not the fastest or easiest method, and whether you call us obsessive artisans or gluttons for

punishment, we believe the result is worth the wait, creating bread with a thick, chewy crust and

a moist, dense crumb.

PREFERMENT

Another exercise in patience, our preferment is a stiff dough that requires a fermentation

process of 3 hours to overnight in order to coax a lactic flavor with a crisp crust and moist, open

crumb.

METHODE EN DIRECT

Although the most common method, these breads are anything but ordinary. The process

begins with a stiff dough, left to rest and rise at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours. At this point,

it’s ready to be crafted into our softer bread products.

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People


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People


Jonnie LoFranco

An Orange County native, Jonnie was raised with a love of sunshine, the ocean and fresh, natural food. Her father, the family gourmand and visionary, dreamed of bringing old world style artisan bread to Southern California, and he did just that, forming a bakery in 1995. When he passed away, Jonnie jumped back into the business after a 12-year career in advertising to continue his dream. In 2010, BREAD artisan bakery was born.

Yannick Guegan

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What began as an after-school apprenticeship in 1984 turned out to be Yannick’s true calling.  It was in a small bakery in Milizac, France that Yannick discovered his passion for baking. He spent the following years dedicated to learning every aspect of the business, from the kitchen to wholesale to retail, and to mastering his craft in an ever-changing industry. In 1994, he was lured out of France to bring his skill, sensibilities and his irresistible French charm to Southern California. Today his enthusiasm for the art of bread making is as alive and insatiable as it was 30 years ago.

Jonnie and Yannick

Like any recipe, a partnership requires the perfect combination and harmony of ingredients. When Jonnie and Yannick met in 2011, they immediately recognized their shared passion and vision for creating a unique and superior product – in other words, delicious, hand-made artisan bread. Each with their own special insights and talents, they roll up their sleeves and lovingly knead and craft BREAD artisan bakery into place that brings joy, inspiration and fresh bread to the community every day.