• Pittsburgh area bakery launches program to support next generation of bakers


    Your love for baking could pay off thanks to 5 Generation Bakers.

    The local bakery made up of Pittsburgh natives announced its new Jenny Lee Artisan Bakers Scholarship February 1.

    The scholarship is determined to cook up success for students by covering the full tuition costs of those attending the American Institute of Baking to earn their Baking Technologist Certification.

    What makes the scholarship more unique?

    It's funded by the sales from their newest bread line that includes even more delicious flavors such as ancient grain with cranberries, multigrain, old-fashioned sandwich bread, sunflower and 100% whole wheat.

    “As someone navigating life with over $60,000 in student loan debt, I knew I needed a way to prevent others from falling into the same hole” Cody Baxter, director of marketing at 5 Generation Bakers said.  “When brainstorming how to best launch our new product line focused on small-batch, artisanal, hand-made bread, I thought the scholarship would be the perfect opportunity to advance not only our artisan bread sales but also the overall artisan baked goods industry.”

    Don't worry, you don't need the scholarship to get a taste of the company's latest twist of their 135-year-old recipe. It is available for shipping anywhere in the U.S. and for pickup at the 5 Generation Bakers’ facility in McKees Rocks.

    The Jenny Lee Artisan Bakers Scholarship will available for anyone across the country interested in obtaining their Baking Technologist Certification from the American Institute of Baking. More information on the scholarship fund can be found at jennyleeswirlbread.com/shop.html.

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