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Speaking on Business: Flourish Bakery

Flourish Bakery is a non-profit social enterprise that is a life skills and job training program, working to create a community of hope and healing.

Chris Redgrave May 11, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

When individuals are trying to rebound after incarceration or an addiction, it’s life altering to have support, and this is the goal for Flourish Bakery in Salt Lake City. This non-profit social enterprise is a life skills and job training program, working to create a community of hope and healing. It’s a 15-month-long professional pastry training that ends with an externship and includes job placement.

Executive Director Aimee Altizer says this is a project that has been five years in the making. She is a professional pastry chef by training and after retiring, became an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Utah. Her inspiration for Flourish Bakery was seeing the gap of those looking to re-enter society who need great jobs but lack skills and support to get these positions. So, she created Flourish Bakery, and the first group of interns started in January.

Those in the program are embracing the chance to learn skills and be successful and the community is supporting the delicious baked goods Flourish Bakery is baking, like cookies, scones and brownies, in addition to fresh-baked breads. They’re selling through the bakery website and are hoping to be at the Liberty Park Farmer’s Market on Friday nights, starting next month.

Go by the market and check them out or go online at www.flourishslc.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Flourish Bakery
300 West Gregson Ave.
South Salt Lake City, UT
801-915-9059

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