Since 1999, North Vancouver's Artisan Bake Shoppe has been providing customers with "honest bread" - authentic artisan breads crafted by hand, leavened with little or no yeast, and baked in a hearth oven for a distinctly delicious flavour and texture.
Led by the husband-and-wife team of Markus and Ursula Jaeger, both Master Bakers from Germany, the Artisan Bake Shoppe family is dedicated to crafting pure and natural breads and baked goods, using traditional methods and local and organic ingredients whenever possible. The result is wholesome, richly-flavoured breads that go back to the roots of baking.
Artisan Bake Shoppe owners and Master Bakers Markus and Ursula Jaeger love good food - this is the reason they love running a bakery. They especially love to share and celebrate good food with family, friends, and the community. They believe that by sharing food we share cultures and traditions, bringing people together to make life happier and more fulfilling.
Markus and Ursula felt an instant connection when they met at university in Germany where they were both completing their studies to become Master Bakers. The two were a team from that day forward, and it was without hesitation that they both jumped at the chance to move to Vancouver (without even knowing exactly where Vancouver was!) to work at the Artisan Bake Shoppe. A year later in 2004 they took over ownership of the bakery and have remained committed to the Artisan Bake Shoppe's promise of baking honest bread.