Kaytlin Bryant & Mark Ekstrom

Kaytlin Bryant & Mark Ekstrom

Owner-operators @ Auspicious Baking Company

Before founding Auspicious Baking Co., Katie and Mark entered the kitchen as teenagers, Katie learning the pastry ropes at a fine dining restaurant, Mark making breakfasts in a small café up north. After several years and countless bakes, the two stumbled upon Savannah on a road trip, fell head over heels for the city, and have been hurtling forward ever since.

With a love of local food and the Savannah community, Katie and Mark have turned their hard work and passion into baguettes and rye loaves, homemade Pop-Tarts and fig & brie croissants, chocolate peanut butter crackers, and sheets and sheets (and sheets) of butter-stained recipes.

A few more years and thousands of pastries later, Auspicious Baking Co. serves its neighbors in the best ways they can think of. Their favorite part of the week? Loading their shelves in a flurry of pastry flakes and powdered sugar, and watching as the community files in and clears out the entire shop.

They wouldn’t have things any other way.

Building Food: Creating and Maintaining Food Product Brands in Savannah

Ben Tucker Theater

The food business can be tough. But what does it take to succeed, and what unique assets and challenges does Savannah offer in the quest to deliver deliciousness? In this panel, owners of Savannah’s best-loved food brands share their stories of building and maintaining their empires and what they are doing to innovate in this […]