Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rotella's Bakery

Today we had the pleasure of touring Rotella's Bakery. The only one in the nation!

Once we all got our hairnets on we headed into the tour with about 20-25 other homeschoolers.
They wouldn't let us take pictures inside so I will leave that to your imagination. They had HUGE mixing bowls that held 1600 pounds of dough...you should have seen the dough hooks that thing had: ) They went through aprox. 3,000,000,000 pounds of flour in only one week!

Some fun bits of info;

- Rotella's Bakery caters and sells bread to all 50 states, Canada and they send bread to Iraq for all the troops.

-The oven that they used was 110 feet long, 25 feet wide and held about 3000 loaves of bread at one time...not to mention that they had four ovens.

-Their employee's love working there because, not only have they never "let someone go" in the history of the bakery (which started in 1921), but they also have individual air conditioners throughout the summer (it generally reaches 110˚-115˚in the summer).
The reason for that is, that it is way too expensive to air condition the whole building with all the ovens giving off continual heat.

It was a pretty amazing place!!


Liz Brown said...

1021 ... that is one ancient bakery!! ;)

Dan "the man" Beasley said...

Looks like lots of bun, I mean fun. Was that a pun?

Anna B. said...

whoops I had a little typo, good catch Liz!

bekah rehm said...

Thanks for posting Anna! We went to that bakery with our homeschool group to, and it's was one of my favorite tours ever! It's pretty amazing!

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