Bakery Boss (1 x 60′ pilot) – Buddy Valastro seeks out a struggling family bakery to help transform into a dough-making success. Buddy travels to Frankfort, NY to visit Friendly Bake Shop, an Italian-American bakery run by three generations of the Viti family. Open for 52 years, the business is suffering from outdated processes, broken equipment, and an old-school philosophy on running a small-town business.
At the center of the hopeful revamp is Tony, who left a successful career in Kentucky to return home to the family business after his father was diagnosed with cancer. Now, along with his dad, uncles, aunt, and cousins, they are determined to bring the bakery out of the 1970’s and re-establish it as a business that can be passed down for even more generations. Buddy brings his world-famous blend of business skills and baking expertise to work with this family and challenge them to make big changes all in an effort to transform their crumbling dream into a dough-making enterprise.
Producer: High Noon Entertainment
TX: 27th May 2013
Source: TLC press release