Bakery software specialist Cybake is celebrating the signing up of 23 commercial bakeries in its first year of operations in the United States. The company was founded almost 25 years ago in York, England. While its bakery management system has become an industry standard among bakeries in Britain and Ireland, Cybake opened its first American office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in late November 2020.
Since then, Cybake’s establishment in the Unites States has been cultivated by its US development manager Oprah Davidson, an award-winning baker whose CV includes roles at Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar and the Institute of Culinary Education, located in New York City.
“Cybake is the bakery software I wish I knew existed when I was in the kitchen,” says Davidson. “Being part of a company that’s actively working towards the betterment of the baking industry, which I care about deeply, has been a dream come true. Speaking to bakers across the nation and providing solutions to their everyday frustrations makes my role so rewarding. We’ve gotten our first year down, now we are looking forward to many more.”
The first bakery in America to sign up for Cybake was Quality Bakers of Tennessee, a long-established wholesale bakery in Knoxville that supplies fresh bread to local restaurants, caterers and schools, as well as to big distributors such as Bimbo Bakeries.
“Cybake takes you to a more sophisticated level of running your business. It got us to that next level to make it easier to manage everything in one place. It simply pays for itself,” says Quality Bakers co-president Beth Dible.
“We had a strong ambition to serve the U.S. bakery market ever since our first tentative enquiries from bakeries in New York,” says Cybake’s managing director and the software’s original creator, Jane Tyler. “You could have called coming to the States in the middle of a global pandemic a bit of gamble but, if so, it’s one that paid off. With the positive feedback we’re receiving from our new Cybake users, America already feels like home.”