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Black Jet Baking Co., a tiny (but mighty) wholesale bakery, has found its DREAM home! Help us move into this space and GROW!
Black Jet Baking Co., a tiny (but mighty) wholesale bakery, has found its DREAM home! Help us move into this space and GROW!
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The Team!  JoJo, G & Tess!
The Team! JoJo, G & Tess!

 

Hi! I’m Gillian (G) , the owner and head baker at Black Jet Baking Co. in San Francisco California. We’re a small (but mighty) wholesale bakery specializing in classic treats (PIES, CAKES, COOKIES) and grown-up takes on nostalgic childhood snacks like POP TARTS and Devil DOGS. 

13 years ago, I moved to San Francisco from my home state of Massachusetts to pursue my dream of learning to bake professionally. I honed my craft under incredible mentors and had invaluable on the job training at high end restaurants like Moose's in North Beach and quaint bakeries like The Liberty in Bernal Heights. In 2010, I took the leap and opened Black Jet Baking Co.

In our 6 short years, we have been BUSY.  Each year we increase productivity, our fan base and receive generous local and national press.  We have been fortunate to get love from some incredible publications such as Bon Appetit, Wall Street Journal & San Francisco Magazine.

Right now, Black Jet's team of 3 bakers work out of a shared commercial kitchen space.  We are busting at the seams!  When our dream space became available in Bernal Heights,  a neighborhood near and dear to my heart, I knew I had to do everything in my power to MAKE THIS HAPPEN. I learned how to be a baker at The Liberty (which has since closed) - it will be like coming home to serve old friends and neighbors.

We would LOVE & APPRECIATE your support to help us raise the final funds we need to secure the purchase of this space, create new job opportunities, and a welcoming home for the Black Jet family! Please check out our TASTY REWARDS! You know you (or someone you know) need some of those crack*a*roons.... :) 

Crack*a*Rooons!
Crack*a*Rooons!

 

 

Thank You! xoxo
Thank You! xoxo

 

Risks and challenges

It's been a pleasure -- and yes, at times, a struggle -- owning and operating all aspects of Black Jet Baking Co. for the past 6 years. I'm proud of the tough but careful decisions made about our growth and expansion. That hard-won knowledge and experience is paying off. We're thriving. Each year is better than the next. And now, the time is right. We are ready. Ready to move our fully operational and successful wholesale business into a beautiful space of our own. Ready to add the retail component and have a home, all in one.

This next step has been planned for and dreamed about for YEARS. Yes, adding retail will be a big (and welcome) change to Black Jet. We've done it before, in San Francisco's Ferry Building. That rewarding venture was a success, but we learned a big lesson - it's REALLY tough juggling two separate locations for baking and retail. This will not be the case with our bakery. With both operations under the same roof, we'll be able to focus on what we do best, baking incredible treats and serving our customers!

S T A F F
As the owner and operator of Black Jet, I know that I'm only as good as my team. I've been lucky to work with some rock stars over the years and I am forever grateful. Staffing is a HUGE part of a successful retail space and we're going to need to hire the best people we can find! We'll use the funds raised by this Kickstarter to hire fantastic people, and train them extensively in the ways of Black Jet.

This BAKERY is my dream come true in one beautiful corner space. I know that we will succeed and thrive in this location and every pledge of your support will get me there even faster! I can't wait to see you all in Bernal! xxo

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    A big Ole THANK YOU!!

    * a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!

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    LOCAL'S SPECIAL!

    Stop into the bakery for a cup of Joe and your pick of any poP, cookie or bar! You might get a hug too.... ;)

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    Half Dozen Crack*a*Roons!!

    *a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!
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    * Half DoZEN of our famous CRACK*A*ROONS! These caramelized coconut macaroons are wildly delicious & quite addictive....

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    BLACK JET LID.

    *a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!
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    OFFICIAL BLACK JET CAP

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    BROWN BUTTER BLONDIES!!

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    * Half DoZEN of our wildly popular BROWN BUTTER BLONDIES! It's not a chocolate chip cookie, and it isn't just a bar, it is a bit of both and damn good.

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    JAM BARS!!!!!

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    * Half DoZEN of our wildly popular JAM BARS! Salty oat bottom, layered with our favorite INNA JAM and topped with a cinnamon brown sugar topping!

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    PIE!!!

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    1 of our SF MAGAZINE named "BEST PIE OF SAN FRANCISCO" PIE! Celebrate the opening of our BAKERY with our DARK CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! It is a best seller and so damn delicious!

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    BLACK JET SCHWAG & TREAT.

    *a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!
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    OFFICIAL BLACK JET T SHIRT
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    * Half DoZEN of our famous CRACK*A*ROONS! these caramelized coconut macaroons are wildly delicious & quite addictive....

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    BLACK JET mug + COFFEE with GILLIAN!

    *a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!
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    *ADORABLE Black Jet Baking Co. MUG
    *Coffee talk with Gilian, the baker at the BAKERY!
    *Bakery treat also included...
    *as much as I would LOVE to be shipped all across the country, you must be a Bay Area local to get the coffee and treat, BUT we can happily ship the mug to you!

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    ALLLL the MERCH.

    *a BEAUTIFUL hand made card and personalized note by the BLACK JET BAKERS to thank you for your sweet donation!
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    OFFICIAL BLACK JET LID & T SHIRT.
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    * Half DoZEN of our famous CRACK*A*ROONS! these caramelized coconut macaroons are wildly delicious & quite addictive....
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    *STURDY official Black Jet TOTE bag to carry all your goodies.

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    BAY AREA BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!

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    OFFICIAL BLACK JET T SHIRT for the birthday girl or boy!
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    Black Jet will handle ALL the cupcakes and a SPECIALTY cake for A BIRTHDAY PARTY for up to 25 guests! We will work with you in regards to flavors, theme, you name it! KIDS of ALLL AGES!

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    YOUR VERY OWN DESSERT!

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    OFFICIAL BLACK JET T SHIRT
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    * Half DoZEN of our famous CRACK*A*ROONS! these caramelized coconut macaroons are wildly delicious & quite addictive....
    *Work with Gillian to create your VERY OWN personally named dessert that will be available at the BAKERY!

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    PIE MAKING & BAKING CLASS!

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    Take over our little bakery with 10 of your closest pals for an evening of PIE MAKING & BAKING. Gillian and her team will teach you the (San Francisco Magazine's named BEST PIE) tricks and tips while you sip on drinks , nibble on snacks and get to work!

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