Wayfare: to journey; to travel; to go to and fro.
The Wayfare Baker is an artisan baking company which produces old world style, naturally leavened sourdough breads. Bread is produced out of the Wayfare Baker community kitchen in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, and distributed to local artisans, restaurants, retail locations, and seasonal farmers markets.
John Glagola, the owner and founder of the Wayfare Baker, began his studies at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park. After completing his degree, he moved to Boston and worked for Barbara Lynch and Renee Becker. John then took an apprenticeship with the father of artisanal bread baking in the US, Richard Bourdon, of Berkshire Mountain Bakery. During his time in the Berkshires, John learned the old world style of bread baking and how to artisanally craft nutritional, wholesome, and natural bread. After learning the old world style of bread, John began a tour of Europe; traveling, cooking, and baking.Upon returning to his hometown of Bethlehem, PA, he began baking bread and pastries for Bolete Inn and Restaurant.