Chef Danielle Sanders started her culinary career cooking breakfast and taking care of guests at the Red Lion Bed & Breakfast. She attended Yorktowne Business Institue's School of Culinary Arts to improve her skills. While attending the school she started having tea parties at the Bed & Breakfast four to six times a year. Through referrals and word of mouth her mailing list grew. Soon more space was needed.
As her skills grew she also needed a better kitchen. When she first saw the space where the bakery would be established, she knew this was the place for her bakery. With some extraordinary effort, in 4 months, Chef Dani and her brother-in-law took an open, empty space and created a hidden treasure.
The Red Brick Bakery opened on February 19th 2005 with a bang. There was a line to the door all morning. The popularity of the bakery has continued with customers coming for afternoon tea, special event tea parties, children's tea, breakfast, lunch, and lots of wonderful baked goods. Constantly improving her cooking and business has been a theme over the years. In August of 2010 Chef Dani started selling scones and tea online. In September of 2011 she opened a stand at York Central Market. In October of 2012 Chef Dani hired a full time assistant Chef Emilee Eckert, the business was getting too busy for one chef.
If you don't get a chance to come to the bakery you can get Chef Dani's baked goods online at www.sconestogo.com or stop by the Red Brick Bakery stand at Central Maket in downtown York. Keep Chef Dani in mind if you would like to plan a tea party for a shower, birthday or other event. She has room for up to 28 people at the bakery and can do on-site tea party catering as well.