Founded by Mimi and Delaney Council as an organic bakery that specializes in cookies. Mimi and crew opened the bakery in Mammoth Lakes in September 2011.
Now Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop is a full service bakery that offers cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, wedding catering and all things dessert related. Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop is owned and operated by Mimi and Delaney Council, Kimmy and Chris Benchetler and Thea and Matt Zobel.
Upon moving back to Mammoth, Mimi met up with old friends Kimmy and Chris. They were catching up and one thing led to another. Kimmy and Chris both have a sweet tooth and loved Mimi’s organic and eco friendly approach to desserts. A week later Kimmy Fasani, and husband Chris Benchetler, invested in Dessert'D.
After four years in business and after catering Thea and Matt's June Lake wedding, Delaney ran into Thea on a pow day. The bakery was hiring at the time, and ended up hiring Thea to bake. After only a couple months working at Dessert'D, Thea and Matt wanted to be a part of the bigger picture and they invested in Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop. All six owners love sweets, but like to enjoy them along with a healthy and active lifestyle.
Dessert'D is an eco-friendly company in every way that we can be. It starts with our ingredients, only natural and organic. We also support local organic and fair trade farms. Our bakery boxes are produced using 25-30% less trees, and those also come from SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) lumber – lumber collected and reforested utilizing environmentally friendly practices.
Everything in the bakery is eco friendly; the oven, bags, cups, spoons, cleaning products and the list goes on. We want you to enjoy delicious cookies that taste good and make you feel good with as little impact on the environment as possible.
About Organic & Fair Trade Farming
Eating organic food not only tastes better, but benefits the environment as much as it does your body. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct sophisticated crop rotations to keep weeds under control. Also, organic farmers don’t spray insecticides to reduce pests. Instead they use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests.
Organic farmers also do not use pesticides on their crops. This makes organic foods free of pesticides and richer in flavor and nutrients. Fair Trade farming helps the environment too. Fair Trade means that farmers have been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions.
But, it also ensures that farmers obey internationally monitored environmental standards, while providing farmers and farm workers with financial incentives and resources for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation and environmental education.