Business Spotlight: Bake 360
Dec 12, 2014 11:52AM
● By City Journals Staff
Scrumptious. Luscious. Decadent. Be prepared for the delicious aromas of fresh baked pastries and breads to tickle your senses as soon as you walk in the door of BAKE 360 in Draper.
BAKE 360Europen Bakery and Cafe opened in July 2012 to the delight of Draper residents. Although it might seem new to locals, its roots run deep in the Salt Lake Valley.
The Olsen family began sharing their rich Scandinavian heritage of fresh baked goods with local residents when they immigrated here from Norway in 1968. Roy and Jennifer Olsen are proud to carry on the culinary tradition of their family now found at BAKE 360.
“Everything is prepared from scratch on the premises. Our products have a fresh quality with no preservatives or artificial flavorings. It’s difficult to manage, but it’s worth it,” Jennifer Olsen says.
Roy Olsen served as the pastry chef at Snowbird Ski Resort, St. Regis at Deer Valley and Thanksgiving Point and enjoyed what he did, but longed for the freedom and creativity that owning his own bakery would bring.
Roy and Jennifer opened BAKE 360 to share with the community many Scandinavian offerings that are difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate without the skill and cultural knowledge that the Olsens have.
At BAKE 360, you’ll find an exceptional assortment of traditional Danish, croissants, cakes, tortes and tarts; all lovingly handmade using age-old recipes and techniques that transcend time. They also carry Amon Gateau, Frangipane, profiteroles, cannoli, Napoleon and Kouign-amann. If you’re not sure what those may be, it’s time to walk through their doors and give the wide selection a try. After all, what’s better than a warm pastry on a cold day?
BAKE 360 began with a traditional pastry shop, but has now expanded to breads and a café serving brunch daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the café menu, you’ll find soups, salads and much more. There is a traditional Euro breakfast, brioche, croque monsieur or madame, frittata and smørrebrød, Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches.
Although the kitchen closes for the full brunch menu at 2 p.m., coffee and pastries are available until the bakery closes. For those with time constraints, they also have a drive-through available.
With a mere three-day notice, BAKE 360 can create a custom order cake or torte for you. They provide quality and attention to detail, with the highest standard of customer service difficult to find elsewhere. Custom orders include the delicate flavors of marzipan, princess tortes, black forest, French silk, mocha torte or the delightful lemon rosemary torte. During the holidays, they can also create a Buche de Noel, a traditional dessert served in France and Quebec.
“We can also do a Kringle: a Danish shaped like a pretzel that Scandinavian people bring to parties and events. We created one for a customer, and she almost cried when she found out we can do those,” Jennifer says.
BAKE 360 is proud to have won the Utah 2014 Best of State award. This award is given to businesses or organizations that excel in their endeavors and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah.
As part of the Draper community, BAKE 360 strives to support the community with support for Sub for Santa and the Primary Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“We are passionate about our community support. We believe that in order to be successful, you need to give back,” Jennifer says.
Stop by BAKE 360 at 725 East 12300 South, Suite K in Draper for a delicious treat. They are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday. Give them a call at 801-571-1500. You can also take a look at their menu listed online at olsensbake360.com or find them on Facebook at Bake 360.