Welcome to Manderfield’s Home Bakery. We invite you to step through our doors and savor the aroma of a real home town family bakery. We proudly feature the largest selection of freshly baked products in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. Meet our friendly sales staff while you enjoy our daily samples of fresh bread and other sweet treats.
Owned and operated by the third generation of Manderfield’s, we take great pride in a tradition that began over 85 years ago. Voted the best Bakery in the Fox Valley 18 years in a row, we hope that once you taste the exceptional quality of our products, you will make Manderfield’s a home for all of your bakery needs.
With three convenient locations in North Eastern Wisconsin, two in Appleton and one in Menasha, you are sure to be close enough to stop by experience the warm atmosphere, exceptional customer service and daily samples of fresh bread and other sweet treats.
Manderfield’s Home Bakery was introduced to the Fox Valley by Frank and Marie Manderfield. After working at bakeries in Brillion and Kaukauna, Frank began producing baked goods out of Marie’s kitchen on Melvin St. in Appleton, Wisconsin.1934
Frank’s son Dennis established his own bakery in Menasha called Best Bakery. Married to Lois in 1957, they raised 7 children and successfully ran the business for 16 years. Frank retired in 1964. Dennis sold Best Bakery in 1972.1956
Inspired by son Mike's interest in baking and the birth of son Matt, they reintroduced Manderfield’s Home Bakery to Appleton. This popular location on Calumet St. paved the way for a third generation of bakers. In 1982, son Paul joined the business, eventually becoming general manager. Four years later, daughter Lisa, a decorator and manager, married and moved to Buffalo, NY, where she and husband Marve now operate Ohlson’s Bakery & Cafe.1979
A second North Appleton location on Ridgeview Drive was constructed to accommodate growing wholesale demands. However, in 1996, in an effort to return their focus to loyal retail customers, that bakery was sold.1987
Hoping to expand custom cake production, and capitalizing on Best Bakery’s popularity in Menasha, a new store was open at 811 Plank Road. Son Jerry, who joined the family business in 1986 with a passion for cake decorating, became the manager of this location.1996
Recognizing rapid growth in the Fox Valley, a brand-new facility was built on the East side of Appleton at W3176 Springfield Dr. near Darboy. With streamlined production and a spacious store, this location immediately replaced the Calumet St. location after it celebrated 26 years in business.2006