CLEVELAND, OH – On Monday, March 14, Bloom Artisan Bakery & Café opens its doors to the public. Bloom Bakery is the first social venture for non-profit agency, Towards Employment. The bakery is located at 200 Public Square between US Bank and Starbucks, with entrances on Euclid Avenue and through the 200 Public Square atrium.

Bloom Bakery is positioned to become a neighborhood staple, offering free delivery to corporate customers in the Public Square area and easy access with weekday hours starting at 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and staying open on Saturdays from 7a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through the art of exceptional handcrafted baking, Bloom Bakery will provide training and jobs to individuals with barriers to employment, giving them access to meaningful opportunities for work, achievement, and self-sufficiency. This social venture supports Towards Employment’s ultimate goal to create a pathway out of poverty for all of its graduates.

European baking specialist Maurice Chaplais has overseen each stage of development and training to ensure his world-renowned recipes and artisan-baking techniques are properly executed. In addition to maintaining the highest caliber of artisan baking, Bloom Bakery has a distinctive social mission.

“Similar to all of my bakery concepts around the world, Bloom Bakery’s menu places a premium on quality and taste,” says Chaplais. “Each one of our signature breads incorporates the science of slow baking, a three-day process that produces superior flavor.”

In addition to Bloom Bakery’s diverse breakfast offering of pastries, New York style bagels, fresh squeezed juice, and true European artisan coffee, a lunch menu is also available with delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

Bloom Bakery’s interior aesthetic perfectly complements its innovative yet artisanal ethos. The contemporary design with nods to Cleveland’s industrial feel features reclaimed wood tabletops from Rustbelt Reclamation, window seating, and custom made furniture. A lounge area and cozy fireplace give the space a welcoming, neighborhood atmosphere.

“Bloom Bakery is going to revolutionize the way we think about merging a social mission with a best-in-class business model,” says General Manager Logan Fahey. “Not only are we helping change people’s lives by providing them with jobs, but we’re also introducing a standard of artisan baking that will further advance the momentum of the Cleveland food scene.”