IN THE NEWS
Zion's Bank, Speaking on Business: Flourish Bakery, May 11, 2018
KUTV Channel 2, Pay It Forward, April 4th, 2018
We were guests on KRCL 90.9 Radioactive Again! April 6, 2018
We were guests on KRCL 90.9 Radioactive! March 23, 2018
SALT LAKE MAGAZINE Good Food: Feeding the Soul, October 26, 2017
DEVOUR MAGAZINE New Bakery Rises Up To Teach And Transform, September 1, 2017
THE LIVING CHURCH Broken Bread, Broken Chains, July 24, 2017
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OUR VISION & MISSION
Flourish Bakery is a supportive community that fosters hope and health, in addition to personal growth, while teaching the art and skills of professional baking. Flourish Bakery employs individuals in recovery from substance use disorders, often reintegrating their lives after a period of incarceration. This employment opportunity assists individuals in the healing process and works to reduce recidivism and relapse through life and job skills training. Flourish provides a community of support, mentorship and friendship, and is a space of life transformation. The bakery is the first of the Unshackled social enterprises.
Flourish Bakery represents an opportunity to begin again. We are guided by a simple philosophy: it’s never too late. It’s never too late to heal lives, repair communities broken by substance use disorder and incarceration, and to reduce recidivism and opportunities for relapse. It’s never too late to create meaningful existence. We start in a kitchen, where individuals participate in a twelve-month bakery and pastry arts training program. Essentially, it's a classic paid apprenticeship in an artisan bakery. Our mission is, after graduation, to place our interns in an externship at a local hotel, resort, bakery, catering company, or restaurant. Our graduates continue to receive assistance in job placement with reputable employers where they will build their culinary career and enhance their skills. But our graduates are not limited to kitchens and bakeries--we provide experience in business management and marketing while facilitating an introduction to a variety of industry players such as: specialty and broad line purveyors, farmers and growers, and local artisan crafts makers. We believe that opportunities like Flourish empower individuals and create a world of growth, leading to lasting and total-life recovery.