About Us

Who We Are

A family operated artisan baking company with a social mission, founded in 2013 by Rachel and Jaryd Bernier-Green. We exist to connect people through good food, as a way to revitalize urban communities beginning with the south side of Chicago . Today we are based in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago, at 11057 South Homewood Avenue. We ship our creations nationwide and also cater treats for local celebrations, nonprofits, and businesses like Google and McDonald’s. Our products can be found at several Chicago locations including our retail store, all Illinois Whole Foods Markets, and Lakeview Kitchen & Market.

 

What We Stand For

People. Planet. Profits. We believe in investing in our neighborhood, sourcing ingredients and packaging responsibly, hiring locally, and giving back to worthy causes. Our success comes from investing in our people, our local communities, and our planet. That’s true profit.

We take pride in being a family owned small business and we are equally proud to support other local and family/employee owned businesses, both as vendors and partners.

As we grow, we plan to hire part of our workforce from the chronically unemployed community including those who were previously homeless, incarcerated, and others who may be looking for a second chance at a self-sustained life and career. We are partnering with Chicago organizations that help these individuals and provide them with job training and personal development programs.

Honest Ingredients. Our top priority in baking is to create outstanding flavor. To achieve that goal we make each creation from scratch using the best quality ingredients we can get our hands on! We pride ourselves on not hiding ingredients in your foods. We even have an entire line of all natural food colorings available. We typically use traditional food coloring to decorate our cookies but we can swap these out with all natural food coloring upon request!

Creativity. We take our craft seriously. We love making memorable, one-of-a-kind desserts for you to enjoy! Keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram to check out our latest creations!

Customer Service. We want you to have a great experience from initial contact to the time that you devour your treats. By choosing us, you give us an opportunity to deliver an unforgettable experience that we hope will make 'Laine's your go-to bakery for all your special events. Thanks for choosing ‘Laine’s Bake Shop!