Hello!! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Stella and I am the lady that bakes every single loaf of STELLA bread!
STELLA Bakery is a one person show so you will find me doing a lot of other things besides baking bread. Answering your e-mails, selling the bread at the markets, creating this website, accounting, posting on social media... and raising my two children
After working as an ornithologist at Mono Lake in Eastern California for 10 years I decided I needed to create something tangible and delicious with my hands and STELLA Bakery was born in 2011. When my husband and I moved to Bozeman, MT four years later the bakery went with us!
I have apprenticed in bakeries in Germany, California and Virginia but most of my learning occurred in my home kitchen through hundreds of test bakes, detailed note keeping and lots of tasting and testing. It's my passion to bring a basic food source back to your tables to enjoy.