Our Story

H&S Bakery bread rolls being made

Reshaping the baking industry.

The H&S Family of Bakeries including H&S Bakery, Northeast Foods, and Schmidt Baking Company together make up America’s largest family-owned variety baker, proudly providing specialty baked goods to major industry retailers and small businesses in the United States.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, we operate as an integrated network of 10 bakeries and 30 distribution centers located strategically across the Eastern seaboard, not including our strategic partners which expands our reach even further.

We offer large-scale, custom-made production with a huge selection of baked goods, as well as flexible solutions for distribution and merchandising. We are constantly developing real time innovative solutions in both manufacturing and distribution and are dedicated to maintaining our position at the forefront of the baking industry.

Being family owned, we have a tremendous amount of operational flexibility to meet demand in the market during peak seasons and food service promotions.

We succeed when you do.

Our personal, hands-on approach to salesmanship and customer service has been the driving principle of our success since our first day of business in 1943. We take pride in the exceptional quality of our products and in the reliable, friendly service that we believe all of our partners and customers are entitled to.

Building a bakery...and community.

We are proud to be a community partner and actively support numerous charitable organizations. We believe we have a responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities we serve —now and for generations to come.

H&S Bakery bridge creative design in Baltimore Maryland with newspaper clip picture of when it all started

Our Core Beliefs

Paterakis and H&S Bakery family leadership taking a family photo

Our Family Leadership

H&S Bakery began with “Harry” Tsakalos and Isidore “Steve” Paterakis in 1943, and has been family-owned-and-operated without interruption from day one. Now spanning four generations, our families have remained actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business, providing leadership in various positions across the company, top to bottom. We strive to live up to the lofty expectations of our family founders—and to exceed yours—every day.