The Legacy of Duke Bakery
Duke Bakery is a full line, retail bakery specializing in wedding and specialty cakes, donuts, pastries, pies, breads, buns and cookies. Christ and Helen Doucleff opened Duke Bakery in 1951, with the desire to serve the Riverbend area with the highest quality bakery items possible. In 1972, the business was passed on to the second generation, brothers Michael and Karl Doucleff. In 1996 upon Karl’s retirement, Michaels daughter, and third generation, Amy came on board. In 1999, Amy’s husband, Ben Hollis, joined the business. In 2002 a location was opened in Godfrey. In 2006 the Granite City location was opened to fill a void and better serve the Metro-East area. From the beginning, Duke Bakery has served many local restaurants with baked goods. However in 2012, with the loss of the Godfrey location due to a devastating fire, the wholesale division was founded. An aggressive campaign was started to supply many local restaurants, bars, grocers, hospitals, and convenience stores with many of the bakery’s most popular items. In 2020, with the onset of COVID, Duke Bakery went back to its roots and re-emphasized its focus on retail operations and the community. The focus has shifted to community involvement with Santa and his reindeer being the highlight event of the year. You are invited to stop by either of our locations or look for us on the shelves of your local grocery and convenience stores or on the table at your favorite restaurant.