Kretchmar’s Bakery

Other 664 Third Street Beaver PA 15009 Work Phone: 724.774.2324 Website: Visit Website
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Biographical Info

Kretchmar"s Bakery - Store Front

In 1975, Henry Kretchmar Jr. came back to Beaver to take over the bakery, which his father had run successfully for 15 years. Hank made improving the business his life’s work. With trips to Europe and around the country, he gathered the best ideas the baking industry had to offer and brought them back and put them to work. He also became a Certified Master Baker through the Retail Bakers of America. By doing this he was able to steward the small retail shop through one of the worst economic down turns in Western PA’s history. Through his experiences he decided to focus the business on decorated cakes and specialty tortes like Beaver County’s favorite, Toasted Almond Torte.

Inside the bakery store

Kretchmar’s Bakery recently celebrated it’s 50th anniversary and recently passed to the third generation. It is currently managed by Lincoln Kretchmar, third generation baker and Hank’s son. Lincoln came back to the business in 2003 at the urging of his father. Having worked in the tech industry for a number of years, he has brought with him a special skill set to the bakery and helped to modernize the way the bakery does business.

Kretchmar’s Bakery carries a full line of products – everything from cookies to wedding cakes. Specialty tortes are available every day. Special occasion decorated cakes, i.e. birthday, holiday, etc. are baked fresh and hand decorated by experts. Kretchmar’s baked goods are prepared from scratch, just like the way your grandmother used to make. Doughs are still formed into products by hand. Only the finest and richest ingredients are used in Kretchmar’s products. This ensures a quality product at a fair price.

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