The Oteri’s Italian Bakery Family
Oteri’s is a family business and everyone on our team is considered a family member. Most of our staff members have been educated at local or international culinary institutions, and regularly pursue continuing education in their areas of expertise to ensure a constant influx of fresh ideas and new technologies.
Lisa started working in the family business in the late 1970s at age 13. All of her education came on the job at the knee of her father, Thomas and her grandfather, Anthony who passed along the knowledge they had acquired from Gaetano and the Italian culinary and baking tradition. In 1996, Lisa assumed a larger role in the operation, working with Thomas to help grow the business before taking over his role upon his passing in 2006.
The Management Team
Director of OperationsThe self-styled "Chief dish and bottle washer" is, in many ways the heart and soul of the Oteri's Bakery family. In the early 1970s, also at age 13, "Jimmy" started at Oteri's as a weekend dishwasher. Picking up tidbits about the bakery fro
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Director of Wholesale OperationsJust as her sister Lisa did, Carol has been working at the store since childhood, hanging around and taking in knowledge from those around her. Carol spent time in sales before becoming a specialist in the wholesale side of the business.
Director of Cake ProductionMarried to Oteri sister Corinne, Walt has been with Oteri's since 2000. He started as a driver, moved inside to become "oven man," essentially a grunt, and learned under Jimmy Flood to progress to his current position in production.
The Production Team
The Customer Service Team
The Decorating Team
We believe our 16-member decorating team is the best in the city! Each decorator is uniquely talented and each decorator's special talents are maximized to the fullest. Every member of the team has a particular area of expertise and works exclusively on that specialty. With everyone doing only what they are the best at, every Oteri's decorated product is unique and expertly crafted.
Behind the Scenes