Abby and I didn’t necessarily model the shop on a European bakery, however, we did strive to make it feel like it’s been a classic neighborhood bakery that’s been serving the community for a long time.
How did you get started as a baker?
Baking has always been an interest and a passion of mine for a long time, however, the bulk of my training is on the savory side of cooking. When Five Points opened, owner Geoff Comings gave the opportunity to work in a commercial bakery and taught me about producing baked goods at a volume needed to sustain a business. He also allowed me to sharpen and develop my skills, such as they are.
I have a fondness for the area as a resident, but what brought you to the Regent Square/Park Place area?
Abby and I purchased a home in Wilkinsburg four years ago and instantly fell in love with the neighborhood and the people that make it such a good place to live. We wanted to start Madeleine as a way to give the neighborhood a classic bakery and a gathering spot to meet friends, buy quality products and be a positive element for everyone in Wilkinsburg
Will you be expanding the menu items in the near future?
Anything else we should know?
We want Madeleine to be a community bakery where everyone feels welcome; we wouldn’t be here without the support of the community and we can’t thank everyone enough for supporting us.609 S Trenton Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 (412) 699-1385