Marc Serraoﾒs sister, Maria, has worked with him at the bakery since it opened in 1988.
The modern look of the caf� section of the bakery was influenced a restaurant Marc visited while on a trip to Florida.
The Serrao family and management staff outside the bakery.
The second generation of the Serrao family. The comfy chairs and fireplace in the caf� section of the bakery encourage customers to surf the web or hang around a bit.
The bakeryﾒs bread offerings. Tony Serrao, general manager, is going to the San Francisco Baking Institute to help improve the bakeryﾒs bread products.
Oakmont Bakery added chocolate dipping stations a few years ago and now produces its own chocolate candies and chocolate covered fruits.
Retail Bakery of the Year: Oakmont Bakery
Three 60-in. television screens hang on the wall behind the showcases to keep customers informed of what the bakery has to offer.
Wedding and tiered cake display.
Oakmont Bakery offers a variety of cakes and cookie trays already packaged for easy grab-and-go sales. The packaged items account for 4 percent of bakery sales.
Cookie production at Oakmont Bakery. The bakery recently purchased a die-cut cookie machine to keep up with demand.
Owner Marc Serrao often helps out in the decorating department. His love of art pushed him to begin offering decorated cakes shortly after purchasing the bakery.
Icing colors already prepared help speed decorating.
The line of Attitude Cupcakes, introduced four years ago, has helped increase cupcake sales 10-fold. The bakery went from selling 500 cupcakes a week to 5,000.
The bakeryﾒs cake offerings.