Taste the Tradition


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.

The Golden Years

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.


Best Bakery

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.


A Third Generation

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.


North Appleton Expansion

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.


New Menasha Location

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.


A New Era

Dennis began to turn over the corporation to sons Paul and Jerry. The same year, son Doug joined the family team, focusing on sales and marketing. Though Dennis and Lois are semi-retired, they continue to work while providing their knowledge, support and love.2001

New Bakery in Darboy

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.


The Legacy Continues

Teamed with a group of dedicated and talented employees, the Manderfields opened a third location on Appleton’s west side near the Fox River Mall. Located at 5100 Michaels Dr., this bakery features state of the art decorating facilities, a coffee café, and a comfortable wedding cake consultation room. In 2012, Travis Manderfield, great-grandson of Frank, proudly joined the family business as a 4th generation baker.2010

Taste the Tradition

The Manderfield family is grateful to their loyal patrons and is committed to providing you with the finest baked goods and customer service. They welcome you to “Taste the Tradition” that has made them one of the most popular bakeries in Wisconsin and a top 50 bakery in America!Today