The Fleckenstein's Story
Fleckenstein's Bakery first opened it's doors on November 11, 1977. The company was started by Bob & Joan Fleckenstein with only one goal in mind. That goal was to create the highest quality bakery products in Chicago's south suburbs. This dedication to quality has given Fleckenstein's the reputation for fine bakery products throughout the Chicago south suburbs and beyond. The Fleckenstein's pride themselves with being a traditional full line retail bakery. They have a full production staff that works around the clock physically manufacturing high quality bakery items on the premises.
In 2001, Bob passed a
rigorous written and practical test to become the 112th Certified Master Baker in the
United States. He is the Past-President of the Chicago Area Retail Bakers
Association and past Regional Director for the Retailers Bakery Association. Bob
currently serves as Treasurer of the Chicago Area Retail Bakers Association
Fleckenstein's is currently owned and operated by Bob, Joan, Ray and Ross Fleckenstein. This strong family involvement allows for hands on control of the entire bakery production operation to ensure only the finest products are produced for our "friends".
Through the years, Fleckenstein's has kept up with technology by reinvesting in the business which has made Fleckenstein's one of the few state of the art bakeries in the south Chicago suburbs. This has enabled Fleckenstein's to provide a wide variety of high quality products in a clean and modern baking environment. Current oven capacity allows the baking of 55 full sheet pans at one time.
Bob, Ray and Ross
Fleckenstein are proud to have been taught their decorating skills by Wesley Wilton of
Wilton Industries and Bridal Cakes by Wilton. Ross concentrates on the decorated
cakes while Joan and Ray concentrate on producing some of the finest quality wedding cakes