Our Team

Our Team

Proprietor

Lisa – Proprietor
Lisa started working in the family business in the late 1970s at age 13. All of her education came on
Read more.

The Management Team

Walt – Director of Cake Production
Married to Oteri sister Corinne, Walt has been with Oteri’s since 2000. He started as a driver, moved inside to
Read more.
Carol – Director of Wholesale Operations
Just as her sister Lisa did, Carol has been working at the store since childhood, hanging around and taking in
Read more.
James – Director of Operations
The self-styled “Chief dish and bottle washer” is, in many ways the heart and soul of the Oteri’s Bakery family.
Read more.

The Production Team

Joseph – Production Manager
“Joey” works in the production side of things, following in the footsteps of his father Jimmy, from whom he is
Read more.
Alcides – Pastry Maker
A Cuban immigrant who’s been with the Oteris since 1989, Alcides makes all the bakery’s non-Italian pastries: Cuban, French and
Read more.
Hector – Mixologist
When Hector arrived at Oteri’s in 1998 as a helper, he spoke not a word of English. Fifteen years later,
Read more.

Customer Service

Irene – Customer Service
Irene came to Philadelphia from Italy and started working at Oteri’s South Philadelphia store in 1972. She currently performs customer
Read more.
Mike – Store Manager & Choclatier
Mike began working in the Center City bakery in 1982. When that location closed in 1987, Mike joined the bakery
Read more.
Iris – Customer Service & Personnel Manager
Another longtime Oteri’s employee, Iris started 15 years ago as a packer. From there, she moved to the front of
Read more.