Eve Stump, a young baker extraordinaire, recently assumed ownership of Bread Kneads, a popular local bakery and deli.
In high school, Eve started a successful cake and cupcake business from her home. Last year, as a senior in the culinary program at Millstream Career Center, Eve had the opportunity to intern at Bread Kneads. Eve was looking for a bakery location after graduation, and Bread Kneads owner Kelley Mcclurkin was looking for a passionate young entrepreneur to take over Bread Kneads. “It was meant to be,” says Eve.
Menu items at Bread Kneads will remain unchanged so customers will find all the regular offerings–sweet rolls, cookies, egg salad sandwiches and more. However, Eve also plans to expand the offerings with a selection of teas and coffees along with her famous cakes and cupcakes.
Mcclurkin plans to stay a few months to mentor Eve in how to run the business. ‘I am definitely ready for this challenge,” says Eve. “I have people to guide me through this learning process and to help me succeed.”