For Saint Agnes Baking Co., 2014 was a year of transition. We reflected on past practices, as all responsible businesses do, and made changes from what was not working to what does. We worked hard, and were rewarded with new customers and revitalized relationships with those that have stuck with us through thick and thin. We thank all of you, because we can’t have success without you.
No company can succeed long-term without going a bit further, however.
Supporting the community from which you benefit is not just good business, but common sense and, frankly, an obligation. At the start of 2014, Saint Agnes began a tradition with the American Culinary Federation’s Minneapolis chapter: an annual scholarship awarded to a local culinary student. A baking slant was not the only—or crucial—requirement. We looked at all the things one might expect (good grades) but also a record of reaching beyond the curriculum for learning experiences, community involvement and an entrepreneurial interest. We found a perfect first-winner (and not just because of her last name) last year in Dolores Baker. Who will it be this year?
We know. And the name will be revealed next Tuesday at the ACF Minneapolis’s Annual Awards Banquet next Tuesday, January 27, at Bearpath Golf & Country Club in Eden Prairie.
We are honored to support the future of the hospitality industry and be part of the ACF Minneapolis—now in its 42nd year. Onward into 2015, and may it be a good one for all.