Klein’s Bakery Named Buena Park Business of the Year

Klein’s Bakery has been named by Buena Park Neighbors as the Buena Park Business of the year.  The two-year-old business at the corner of Buena and Broadway is owned by Jessica and Sergio Klein who emigrated to the United States from Venezuela only four years ago. Click here for the full article.

Klein’s specializes in cakes and bakery goods and as some “great coffee.”  It is also the only bakery in Chicago that specializes on Venezuelan baked goods.  On a recent morning we found Jessica busy wrapping some Venezuelan bread for the holidays.

In Venezuela Sergio Klein was a doctor and Jessica a dentist.  Sergio is nearing certification for his license in the United States.  He and Jessica and Jessica’s sister Dayana have spent their energy making Klein’s Bakery the thriving business that it is.

How did they decide to open up a bakery in Buena Park?

After arriving in Buena Park Jessica made it known that she could make ornate cakes.  This was a skill that she learned while working at her grandmother’s bakery in Venezuela.  Buena Park businessman Nick Georgelos took notice of the cakes and encouraged her. He later invested along with the Klein’s in the new bakery.

Jessica says, “I wanted to bring Venezuelan food and flavors to my bakery in Buena Park and also other quality baked goods.”

The Klein’s have lived in Buena Park since their arrival and she said, “We love the neighborhood both to live and work.  This neighborhood is like a family to us.”

We salute Klein’s Bakery as the Buena Park Business of the Year and hope that everyone in the neighborhood will support its continued growth and high quality service.


Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is http://genetenner.com/ I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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