About Us

The Penn State Bakery has been serving the University community since 1947. Before moving to our present location in the Housing and Food Services Building, the bakery was located near what is now West Campus behind the Water Tunnel.

Currently, the bakery is more of a multi-faceted factory and distribution center than your average neighborhood bakery. Our 10,000-square-foot facility provides baked goods to more than 30 locations at University Park and across the commonwealth. You can find some of our specialties at dining commons and other food service operations, as well as the Penn State Hotels, Bryce Jordan Center, Campus Catering, and more.

To give you an idea of the scale of our staff's repertoire, here are some annual numbers:

Our Annual Totals

  • 59,000 loaves of bread
  • 11,600 cakes
  • 89,500 dozen cookies
  • 930,000 rolls
  • 9,800 pies
  • 39 wedding cakes
  • 2,357 specialty desserts

We work closely with Food Services to provide top quality food items and options for our students and staff.