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2014 Bakery Operation of the Year

Fosdal BOY 2014

Wisconsin Bakers Association reveals Fosdal Home Bakery as the 2014 Bakery Operation of the Year

Fosdal Home Bakery, located in Stoughton, WI, was named the 2014 Bakery Operation of the Year (BOY) by the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA).  The award was presented on Tuesday, March 11th, during the WBA’s Industry Appreciation Breakfast in Milwaukee, WI.  The breakfast was held in conjunction with the Midwest Foodservice Expo.

This year, two outstanding bakeries were nominated for the award. Nominations were sent in and the Past Winners of this award had the final vote to determine this year’s winner.  The recipient of the BOY award remained a secret until the moment the name of the bakery was revealed.  Joseph Crubaugh, owner of Fosdal Home Bakery, was in attendance to accept the award.

In the nomination that was submitted for Fosdal Home Bakery, it states, “The owner’s commitment to the industry is incredible. His commitment to the WBA over the years has been truly outstanding. The bakery operation of the year award is long overdue for Fosdal Home Bakery.”

Joseph Crubaugh currently is the WBA Treasurer and has served many years on the WBA Board of Directors.  Visit the bakery’s Web site at for more information about the business.

The Bakery Operation of the Year award was created to recognize an outstanding bakery operation annually.  Each year’s winner gets to keep the coveted BakeMark trophy for one year and the traveling trophy is then passed on to the new winner.  The winner also receives a permanent plaque to display in their bakery.

 Previous Bakery Operation of the Year winners are:

2001 – Colligan’s Bakery, Plover, WI
2002 – Grebe’s Bakery, Milwaukee, WI
2003 – Manderfield’s Home Bakery, Appleton & Menasha, WI
2004 – Wild Flour Bakery, Milwaukee, WI
2005 – Scott’s Pastry Shoppe, Middleton, WI
2007 – Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe, De Pere and Suamico, WI
2008 – Melody Cookies, Oak Creek, WI
2009 – O&H Danish Bakery, Racine, WI
2010 – Lane’s Bakery, Madison, WI