This Family-Owned Bakery in OC Delivers Hand-Baked Bread and Fresh Charcuterie Directly to Your Door Locale Magazine Editors November 9, 2020 Spread the loveUp Your Hosting Game This Season With a Customizable Delivery From Bright Bread Co. Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Photography Provided By: @lexandthelotus Bright Bread Co The holiday season is officially upon us. For many, that ushers in feelings of joy and excitement! But for others, the holidays feel rushed, frantic and anything but relaxing. Time with the family quickly turns into last-minute shopping sprees, trips to the market and too much time in the kitchen. If you’re one of those people that no matter how closely you watch that turkey or rib roast, it always turns out dry, then we’ve got the ultimate fix for you. That’s right—take off your apron, put down your oven mitts and say hello to Bright Bread Co. This generational bakery business was born in the midst of this year’s pandemic. The traditions of this company, however, date back three generations, starting with 80-year-old Mrs. Bright—the grandmother of the women who make up the family business. “We have always grown up with a lot of culture in our family,” says Chloe Zakhour, the oldest of Mrs. Bright’s granddaughters. Having a father with Lebanese roots and a mother and grandmother who are South African, Zakhour and her sisters were introduced to a breadth of cultural traditions at an early age. However, when the pandemic hit, Zakhour’s mom was laid off from her job, forcing the family to band together and think outside the box. “We all sat down at the kitchen table and thought, ‘What can we do? What is something we are known for?’” explains Zakhour. After hours of brainstorming, the family finally stumbled upon some food for thought—literally. “Every idea we came up with had to do with food,” she says. So, they went with their hunch, determined to bring their grandmother’s recipes to life and share them with the local community. Photography Provided By: @lexandthelotus Luckily, Zakhour and her sisters had prior experience with social media and marketing management, so they set up an Instagram account and created a logo, while her mother and grandmother got started in the kitchen (i.e. where the magic happens). Unlike other store-bought breads that are packed with preservatives, Mrs. Bright’s recipe has a grand total of just five ingredients. “My grandmother is all about clean ingredients,” says Zakhour. But aside from Mrs. Bright’s health-conscious, generational recipe, she takes two hours to hand-knead each loaf. “People are often amazed when they try it!” Zakhour says. You can choose between wheat, white, raisin and banana bread, and they can be customized to be made vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free. They also currently offer a seasonal pumpkin banana bread. And while bread is their signature selling point, Bright Bread Co. has expanded their menu to feature decadent charcuterie boards. Think creamy cheeses, smoky meats and fresh fruits and veggies. They’ve even created an assortment of fall-themed boards that are almost too pretty to eat! So when it comes to holiday hosting this year, look no further than the family-owned Bright Bread Co. in Orange County! You’ll thank us when your perfectly crafted charcuterie board and fresh loaf show up at your door and you don’t have to dust off the old cookbook! To place an order, direct message @brightbreadco on Instagram or text 949.705.2215. Happy hosting!