Barry the Baker has been practicing his craft for over 33 years in several various bakeries, including running the bakery department at Lehigh University for 13 years, before opening The Bakery Nook. Now experience the tradition in a local bakery atmosphere, of his deliciously enticing fresh baked products with superior customer service, all at reasonable prices. We want to share our passion for delicious baked goods. We think we have the best cakes around, just ask our faithful customers, many of whom have been with us for more than 30 years. So, come on in, savor the aroma and indulge your friends, family, employees and co- workers with our freshly baked treats!
We advise ordering in advance to guarantee availability. Everything is baked fresh to order.
We take the time to do things right and we guarantee your satisfaction.
Meet Our Team
Barry Kuntz – Owner
Baking and decorating cakes since 1977, Barry started his training at LCVTS during High School. He developed his skills at various retail and supermarket bakeries and for 13 years he managed the bakery department at Lehigh University food service. Barry started the Bakery Nook in 1998 and has devoted his considerable skill and knowledge to providing top quality baked goods and superior customer service.
Darlene Kuntz – Owner
Darlene handles the administrative and customer service aspects of the bakery. Having worked in retail situations for many years, Darlene is very good with the customers, providing friendly service with helpful advice and suggestions quick with a smile and laugh.
Mary Inhoff – Head Baker / Production Manager
Mary has been baking delicious treats for friends and family for many years. She operated her own bakery business, “Rebecca’s” at the Allentown Farmer’s Market for 10 years before coming to bake for us at “The Nook.” She is responsible for the production and baking of all of our delectable baked goods. A great friend and amazing baker, she is like Barry’s right arm.
Katie-Lynn Wachter – Decorating Team
Katie-Lynn is also a 2012 graduate of LCTI and Parkland High School, she placed 2nd at FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) state competition and she competed at the skills USA district competition. Katie-Lynn is a very talented artist, drawing beautiful detailed artwork on our cakes. She can also create wonderful fondant decorations for our special occasion cakes.
Kevin Hoderman – Decorating Team
Kevin has been baking and decorating cakes since the 70s and operated his own home based business for a time. Kevin brings a taste of the old school flair and finesse to our decorating team, creating beautiful wedding cakes and intricately decorated occasion cakes as well as specialty desserts for our showcases.
Jodi Oberto – Head Dishwasher
Jodi comes to us from the VIA program for special needs people. She helps us by washing dishes, folding boxes and other odd jobs around the bakery. Always ready with a smile and a hug.
Andrew Everett – Bakery Apprentice
Andrew came to us as a job shadow student and did so well we hired him. Andrew does anything needed from baking and mixing product to decorating cakes. He is a competition winner at Skills USA District Competition and FCCLA.