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.
In addition to Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea or baked good during regular hours over the next month you can experience the great food of the Red Brick Bakery at these events:
Chef's Table Dinner -Spring Menu at the bakery on Fri Apr 4th, Sat Apr 19th, Fri May 2nd, Sat May 19th, Fri Jun 6th, and Sat Jun 21st. Seating at 6:30pm. Extraordinary four course menu by Chef Dani. BYOB. Reserve your table online or by calling 717-332-7427.
Children's Tea at the bakery on Sun May 4th. Seatings at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Reserve your table online or by calling 717-332-7427. Dress up attire for children will be provided by Erica Thompson of The Enchanted Teapot. Menu includes: scone, clotted cream, 2 tea sandwiches and sides (designed for young palates), assorted desserts, and sparkling punch or tea.
Mother's Day Tea - Friday May 9th, Saturday May 10th, and Sunday May 11th. Seatings at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Enjoy quality time with your mother, sisters and friends on this special weekend with a scrumptious four course afternoon tea menu designed by Chef Dani. The topic for the day will be peppermint and you will get to take home a treasure for your garden from Candi Duda's Stained Glass and Garden Art. Reserve your table online or call 717-332-7427.
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.