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Storefront for Success

Our retail store to sell our baked goods and our own Just Bakery Coffee Beans has officially opened! The coffee beans are locally roasted by Just Coffee and we have collaborated with Porchlight. You can find their canned items and mixes along with our baked goods at the store.

Stop in for a cup of coffee and a pastry at 1704 Thierer Rd in Madison! There is parking available in the lot.


  • Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


About Us

Just Bakery is an employment training program of Madison-Area Urban Ministry. We were founded in 2013 and have been growing ever since. This three month program emphasizes three main component of service training: academic learning, hands-on practice, and customer service. 

In the classroom:

Students take intensive courses in Food Safety, Baker's Math and Science, and Life & Employment Skills. Besides working towards their ServSafe certification (and the Food Manager Certificate included in that), students are taking courses in Nutrition, Restaurant and Hospitality Management, and Controlling Foodservice Costs through the Manage First curriculum.

In the Kitchen:

Students get their hands in the dough and use commercial equipment to produce high quality cookies, breads, pastries, muffins, and much more. They also learn how to take inventory, plan production, package product, and work as a team.

At Sales:

Just Bakery's products are sold on weekends at local congregations and farmer's markets across the Madison area. Here students have the opportunity to interact directly with customers and proudly represent the Just Bakery program. Our product can also be ordered for individuals and catering events. 

Want to try out products? They are featured daily at UW Health Clinics, WPS Health Solutions in Monona, and at Robins Nest at UW Madison School of Human Ecology.

Our team is filled with passionate and caring individuals that are dedicated to helping people change their lives. There is Carmella - the program coordinator, Jackie - the classroom instructor, Jim and Anne - our kitchen instructors, Ken - the Kitchen Manager, our dedicated employees - Phil, Ismail, and David, and the heart of the program - our students. To find out more about our team and students, go to our blog here.

If you have any questions, or would like to contact us please:

  • call at (608) 843-9975
  • email at justbakery@emum.org
  • visit our website