Rachel K's Bakery was founded in 2010 by owner, Rachel Midgette. She began baking pastries and breads in her home and selling at local Farmer's Markets. By 2013, she had sub-leased a small kitchen from a coffee shop and began selling her baked goods in a retail shop.
In 2014, Rachel had the opportunity to purchase a historic building in downtown Washington, North Carolina. The building needed extensive renovations- having been built in 1884 and vacant since 1982 - but after much hard work Rachel K's Bakery opened up in March of 2015 in its new home on Market Street in Washington, NC.
Rachel's vision of providing fresh baked, scratch made pastries, breads, sweets, and meals has come true. The Bakery works closely with local farmers to use local, in season ingredients when possible, and only high quality ingredients are used.
We would love to work with you on catering your event. Here are some basic details and ideas. Please contact us with your specific thoughts and needs and we can work with you to meet your requirements.
We are not a full-service caterer. We specialize in providing boxed sandwiches or trays of sandwiches and sides for lunches and dinner. We can also put together an outstanding spread of breakfast pastries and coffee for your breakfast or brunch gatherings. We have also helped with providing foods for showers, receptions, bookclubs, and dinner parties.
We need 36 hours notice to provide large orders, and we can typically deliver within the Washington area with notice.
Some examples of recent catering orders:
Boxed lunches for business luncheon - individual boxed lunches containing sandwiches and a side dish, with platters of cookies and brownies on the side.
Mini cheesecakes and eclairs for a baby shower
Lemon pies, banana puddings, and mini eclairs for a casual wedding reception
Cupcakes with a Troll theme and cotton candy ''hair' for a 7 year old's birthday party
Carrot cakes, a 12 layer chocolate cake, and an old fashioned coconut cream pie for a family gathering.
Boxes of coffee,with all the fixings, along with trays of pastries, bagels and cream cheese for a breakfast meeting.
Email us with your ideas and we can work together to give you a no obligation quote.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
- Do you offer gluten-free or vegan options?
Because the majority of our baked goods are made with wheat flour, we do not offer truly gluten free options. There is flour everywhere around here! Our peanut butter cookies are made without flour, and of course our salads, most of our soups, and all of our coffee is available without added wheat products.
We make an effort to offer vegetarian fare (marked with an * on our printed menu). Most of our vegetable based soups are vegetarian, and a few are vegan. Please feel free to ask our staff about the current day's soups..
Our baguettes are vegan, as our our plain and 'everything' bagels.
We have no plans to expand our gluten-free baked goods.
- Will you donate to my organization/charity/fundraiser?
We are very involved with the local community, and quite often donate baked goods or other items for fundraisers. If you are interested in speaking with us about this, your request must be made in writing, and with at least 3 weeks notice. Email all requests to RachelKsBakery(at)gmail.com. Please include what you are requesting (baked goods, money, time, etc) and when you need the item. Please know that we are swamped with requests and cannot possibly fulfill all requests. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is dependent on the current quarter's advertising/charity budget.
- Are you hiring? Do you hire summer help?
When we have an open position, we try to promote from within our company. If that is not feasible, we will open up hiring to the public. All open positions are posted on our Facebook page when available. We have both full-time and part-time (20+ hrs/week) positions, but do not hire temporary or summer help.
We provide 3-layer 'old fashioned' round cakes, in either an 8" (standard) size, or a 6" (mini size). We also can provide cupcakes in standard or mini sizes. We do not offer carved or shaped cakes, tiered cakes, or cakes covered in fondant. All of our cakes are frosted using buttercream, old fashioned cooked icings, or cooked '7 minute' icings. We can work with you on almost any decorating idea you have. Please take a look at the cakes shown below to give you an idea of the cakes we offer. 48 hours notice is required for all cakes, and a deposit may be required for very complicated or large orders.
Whenever feasible, we work with local suppliers and farmers to gather our ingredients. Listed below are some of our partners.
126 North Market Street
Washington, NC, 27889
If you have any questions, or would like to contact us about catering or an order, please fill out the email form.
Please note that we require 24 hours notice to respond, so please don't place same-day orders via this form.
Thanks for contacting us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Little Free Pantry
In April 2018, we opened up our "LIttle Free Pantry". This is an opportunity for people who are facing food insecurity to get a little extra food to get them through the month. People from the community can stock the pantry with non-perishable items, and anyone who needs it can access the "LFP" at any time. Popular items have included: granola bars, canned soups, rice, pasta, fruits, and canned beans. This is inspired by the folks at LittleFreePantry.org . You can start one in your own community!
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