Our Story

Since I was about 10 years old, I’ve been fascinated by baking. My mom was not a baker, so all my experience came through trial and error. I have always loved the challenge of making something I’ve never made before, and then perfecting it. I love reading and doing research on not just the art of baking, but also the science of baking, and I strive to get the best possible recipe for my products. I have spent some some time working at various bakeries, including Turtlebread Company in Minneapolis, Great Harvest Bread Company in Minnetonka, and the bakery at Costco Wholesale.

Over the years, my husband, Ben, and I have talked about and dreamed of opening our own bakery where I can provide for the community a place where people can find really delicious baked goods made with quality ingredients, where I can showcase all the things I can bake from scratch, and of course continue my quest to try baking new things and perfecting the good ones.

Tanis and Ben

Paragon

Tanis

One meaning of the word paragon is
“a model of excellence.”

Tanis is known for the quality and excellence of her baking, both in presentation and taste. Since she was about 10 years old she has been teaching herself to bake, she has learned many things at various jobs over the years, and she herself has taught others how to bake. She has done a lot of baking for others from home, and sold her baked goods at several farmer’s markets.

By opening her own bakery, she will be able to bring back to the community that almost-forgotten, long-missed treat of being able to go buy some bread, or rolls, or dessert that you know was made and baked fresh right there in the local bake shop.