Saint Agnes: Where traditions
At Saint Agnes Baking Co. we truly believe the customer
is always right. For almost 15 years, owners Gary Sande and Larry
Burns have worked with this bread line and their focus has been
on giving customers a positive experience.
Whether you are placing an order with our helpful
office staff or receiving your items from our crackerjack delivery
team, you will soon realize that at Saint Agnes Baking Co. our products
get us accounts but our service keeps them.
Catering to both wholesale
and retail audiences, Saint Agnes Baking Co. is committed to providing our customers with the most amazing breads in the state, led by master baker Dan "Klecko" McGleno. As an old-world baker for over 25 years, Klecko has a passion for baking bread that is akin to religion.
Klecko has elevated breadmaking into an art form. As well as serving world leaders (Presidents Reagan and Bush, Mikhail Gorbechev), the NBA and the NHL, Klecko creates masterpieces with his bread carving. Taking frozen bread dough, he carves faces into loaves of bread, adding raisins for eyes and poppy seed for beards. Each loaf is a little different when baked, adding unexpected "wrinkles" to the loaf.
Saint Agnes also hosts the meetings of the Saint Paul
Bread Club. The SPBC, founded by Klecko, is a group of people who
are passionate about bread. Most of the members are home bakers.
The SPBC meets once a quarter at the Saint Agnes bakery. Anybody,
of any age, is welcome to join the SPBC. Learn more about the Saint
Paul Bread Club at their Web site, www.skypoint.com/members/escargo/SPBC/spbc.html