The Gathering Bakery
A Kentucky based bakery make’s its way into Cheyenne’s Downtown area.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Deb Suratt is no stranger to the mountain west. After living several years in Colorado, with a military background in her family she did what most military families do. Move around the country. Moving had brought her to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Being in a new environment and a military town. She took it upon herself to start being involved within the community and helping out military families with baked goods.
“When I moved from Denver I didn’t really have a lot to do.” Deb adds, “I started baking and selling fudge and traveling around with that. After a while I decided to open the bakery to have a commercial kitchen and it exploded from there.”
Suratt opened ‘The Gathering Bakery’ in Radford Kentucky back in 2018. She wasn’t expecting the success and popularity that the bakery would receive over the next two years, and now, it is seen as one of the pillars of the Radford community. Most of her customers at the Kentucky location are military family’s which is the second reason as to why she chose her second location to be in Cheyenne.
“With my son in Cheyenne and my daughter in Colorado. I thought this would be a great place to bring a bakery here and have the chance to serve the military here as well.” Said Deb.
The Gathering Bakery is a ‘gathering place’ for the community, with the concept of the bakery to be a place where families can meet for breakfast on Saturday mornings, military wives can come and feel “at home” and to bring an atmosphere where people can walk in and everyone knows their name. A concept like that is perfect for the Cheyenne community which is known for everyone knowing everyone.
Deb says, “We are not a quiet coffee shop, we bring a little sass and attitude to it. We are going to know your name, your family your favorite things, we are really just going to try and get to know the people here and enjoy everyone.” She adds, “We will keep it simple, I try to bake and cook as best I can and live on the people as best we can, that is our plan.”
Suratt’s vision for the bakery is a kids corner and an area for meetins as well as a quiet corner for people to study/work throughout the day. The 4,000 square foot space will also feature a 26-foot coffee bar and a wide variety of delicious food. Breakfast items range from breakfast burritos, scones, muffins etc. and lunch items such as sandwiches and salads that won’t be too heavy but will surely keep you satisfied.
The bakery will also feature plenty of dessert and sweet items to indulge in. Banana bars she makes with brown butter frosting, cupcakes, and so much more.
Currently, Deb is planning to open The Gathering Bakery in early January 2021. Check out their Facebook for updates and menu items.
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