It all began with a dream to serve local sourced, insanely good, hand-crafted food.
After attending culinary school in New York City at the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts Bass began to work as sous chef for DeLand restaurant, Daly in the Alley. When it's owners were ready to close the doors Bass knew the importance of continuing a restaurant in Artisan Alley. So became the creation of BakeChop Co. with her first endeavor, BakeChop scratch kitchen.
The name BakeChop is a combination of
culinary pursuits: baking and chopping. All BakeChop Co. locations highlight fresh crafted eats and homemade bakery goods.
For the last 7 years, BakeChop has offered high quality, handcrafted food and baked goods winning much local recognition and awards such as several Best of the West over the years.
In 2021, Bass extended the BakeChop brand with BakeChop Market, a traditional butchery with a fresh perspective. BakeChop Market offers fresh cut meats, provisions, and chef inspired meals to go.
In 2022, Bass took over Venue 142 an event hall in historic Downtown DeLand. With it came an awesome catering kitchen leading to BakeChop Events. Allowing delicious catering both on and offsite.