Meet Charleston Bakery and Delicatessen with Pastry Chef Allison Galentine, Our latest Sponsors!

Meet Charleston Bakery & Delicatessen with Pastry Chef Allison Galentine, Our latest Sponsors!

Our returning faithful Chef Pastry and former Judge Allison Galentine is bringing a motherload of sweet treats sponsored by Charleston Bakery & Delicatessen.  Recently located in Summerville, we welcome Charleston Bakery & Delicatessen!

Why is it that people stand in line to get into the Charleston Bakery? Most likely for two reasons: First is our strong emphasis on a cuisine that once thrived as the very center of Jewish life. The founders sought to find a middle ground for young customers more accustomed to eating at the bland chain deli operations and it’s older customers yearning for culture paved over by time and endangered by assimilation, homogenization, and health food trends. The other reason for our success lies in the simple motto posted throughout the bakery’s workspace… “Feed them as if it were their last meal.”

Come see the results of 14 hour workdays in our open kitchen. Mornings come enjoy handmade breakfast pastry, fresh bagels, croissants and baguettes; cream cheese spreads just as good as Zabar’s, and our house smoked salmon lox that melts in your mouth. A large variety of choices in our coffee bar go perfect with the abundant breakfast platters offered.

Lunch is kicked up a few notches as we prepare our own corned beef, pastrami and roast beefs. And one has to have just the perfect bread so of course we make our own Jewish rye and french baguettes. Our mojo orange cubanos alone draws a crowd for those that know authentic Cuban sandwiches. Chicken salad starts with whole roasted chickens and hand stripped because chicken is so much better when it’s cooked on the bone. There are no short cuts taken here when it comes to what we feed our customers

Come for the sponge cake based cheesecakes, Italian cannoli with pistachios, authentic rum cakes and the black and white cookies. Everything from the bakalva to the eclairs are made every day…a rarity if not impossible to find locally. Chocolate lovers will find they’ve been well provided for and those wanting cakes, pastries and tortes from around the world will only need to travel a short distance.

Our portfolio of wedding and special event cakes are impressive visually and more importantly the quality of what we create for you will certainly exceed you and your guests taste expectations.

Planning an important business meeting or social gathering and want to feed them well and within budget? Call us.

Find us on Facebook or online! The Charleston Bakery is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and late afternoon for coffee, desserts and special cake orders. Come see us at our new location on 10597 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC.

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Meet one of our Judges, Christy Blank!

Meet Christy Blank, one of our judges for Cupcake Camp Summerville!

Christy Blank, a Chicago native, moved to the Charleston area with her family in 2004.  While she works full-time for a national hotel brand as a front desk supervisor and activities director, the ultimate dream for her would be to have a bakery and/or food truck. Very familiar around kitchens small and commercial sized, Christy worked many years in in the food and beverage industry. She’s been baking since her teen years, refining her mother’s favorite recipes and testing out interesting flavor combos.  Christy often provides the cupcakes and other dessert items for friends and coworkers hosting special events, and some of her goodies are quite legendary! This event marks her third Cupcake Camp participation – and this year she and her husband Drew have teamed up as sponsors! They’re both very excited to be part of such a great event!

Check out Christy’s Facebook page for her confectionary delights.
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Hello, It’s Jennifer Buddin and Every Busy Woman, Another Sponsor!!

Woohoo, we’ve got the women behind us!! Meet our latest Sponsor, Jennifer Buddin and Every Busy Woman!

Jennifer Buddin is the founder and president of Every Busy Woman LLC,  a boutique publishing house specializing in print,  web and social media projects of interest to women. Every Busy Woman publishes The Little Black Book for every busy woman®,  a word-of-mouth directory for women founded in 2000. She is a proud wife,  smitten mother and enthusiastic community volunteer.  In 2005,  she received the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award and in 2010,  was named one of Stiletto Woman Magazine’s “25 Amazing Women of the Year”. Jennifer performs comedy improv at Theatre 99 in Charleston as part of the main stage cast as well as in the groups Mary Kay has a Posse and Hot Pants. She is a speaker,  consultant and enthusiastic cheerleader for women living consciously and powerfully.

For more information, Visit Every Busy Woman online, Facebook and Twitter!

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Meet One of Our Judges, Teresa Maher!

Meet Teresa Maher, one of our judges for Cupcake Camp Summerville!

Teresa Maher is a graduate of the Art Institute of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management Degree. Originally from the Chicago area, Teresa has always had a passion for baking and the science behind it. While still in school, Teresa served as head of the pastry department at Cypress in downtown Charleston for 2 1/2 years. Wanting to focus more on baked goods (not only desserts), Teresa made a career move to work at Sweetie Pies Sweet Shop in Summerville. Sweetie Pies was sold in August of 2012 and the name changed to Hummingbird Bakery Cafe. Teresa has been a valuable asset to the new owner, showing her the ropes and managing the bakery/cafe.

Drop by their store on 121 S. Main Street, Summerville or place your online orders at Hummingbird Bakery Cafe! Visit their Facebook page, too!

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God’s Green Acre Natural Foods, We Welcome You Again!

We appreciate our second time around Sponsor, God’s Green Acre for their wonderful support!

God’s Green Acre is  an independent, locally owned health food store that’s been in operation  since 1968. We’re one one of the oldest health food stores in South Carolina. We are located on 1240 Central Avenue, right outside the historic section of Summerville.

We have a great variety of items, including gluten-free products, flours and sweeteners, herbal, green and black teas, juices, kombucha, cleanses, herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals, homeopathic remedies, natural health & beauty aids, essential oils, frozen foods, raw apple cider vinegar, ear candles…you name it and we just might carry it!

We support local agricultural and local entrepreneurs:  we carry raw milk from Sea Island Jerseys (Wadmalaw), Milky Way Farms (upstate), and Jeremiah Farm (John’s Island), free-range eggs (Bowman), Grawnola products (Hanahan), Bee City honey and pollen (Cottageville), Sinless Chocolate candy bars (Charleston), and Mission Essentials lotions and soaps (Daniel Island).

Some of our most popular brands include Ezekiel breads, Dr. Bronner’s, Bragg’s, Alvita, Bob’s Red Mill, Udi’s, Garden of Life, Udo’s, and MegaFood.

We pride ourselves on our customer service. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll try to get it.  We carry a lot of the things that Dr. Oz recommends.

Owners Collins and Paulette Patrick are life-long Summervillians, and have owned God’s Green Acre for fourteen years.

Visit us today! www.godsgreenacreonline.com and find us on Facebook!

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Hello, It’s Jeanne Mitchum, Our latest Sponsor!

Meet Jeanne Mitchum, a cool cat of a Sponsor!

Jeanne is a musician,  artist and photographer. She is inspired by great art and has a passion for capturing emotion with her camera. Jeanne feels abundantly blessed to capture couples on their wedding day,  and to see the authenticity and character reflected in a person’s face. Telling stories with her camera and sharing the lives of people she meets is what inspires and motivates her.

“I approach photography the same way I see music. Good music is timeless and pulls at your emotions and feelings. A good photograph will move you and make you feel something each time you look at it,  just like you can hear something new or hear the same thing differently every time you listen to a song.” Jeanne also has a love for all things coffee. A former barista,  she knows how to make a mean cup of Joe! Her favorite drink you ask? An iced Americano! Jeanne lives with her husband,  Josh,  in Macedonia. When she’s not shooting photography you can find her playing bass at Seacoast Church in Summerville,  enjoying the latest zombie movie,  or practicing her love for special FX makeup.

Jeanne is based in Charleston,  SC. She is available to shoot weddings and portraits in Charleston and around the Southeast.