SHARON BURNS-LEADER: BREAD ALONE'S CO-OWNER
Around the time that Andre constructed Bread Alone's new wood-fired ovens, Sharon Burns-Leader joined Dan as Bread Alone's co-owner and baker. Sharon and Dan have now worked together for over 25 years, driven by a shared passion for creating simple, honest breads and foods.
Over the years Sharon has been Bread Alone's baker, accountant, general manager, pastry chef, chef, and more. Though the Bread Alone story starts with Dan, it doesn't go far without Sharon.
NOW BAKING FOR TWO GENERATIONS
In 2012 Dan and Sharon welcomed Dan’s eldest son, Nels Leader, into the bakery. Dan, Sharon, and Nels then worked together to design and construct Bread Alone’s new artisan baking facility in Kingston, New York.
The new bakery represents the culmination of Dan and Sharon’s 60+ combined years as artisan bakers. It embraces the best in artisan baking thinking from around the world, combined with one of the most experienced baking teams in the United States.