Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market started in 2015 at the Lents International Farmers Market.
Chef and Owner Michelle Vernier, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America with over 18 years of fine dining pastry and bakery experience, wanted to recreate her family’s Italian salsamenteria (delicatessen) – a neighborhood shop where you can stop for a morning espresso, a freshly baked pastry, a glass of wine and a prosciutto sandwich, or just some friendly conversation.
Who is Bella?
Michelle’s Nonna called all the girls in the family “Bella” – so Bella is all of us here working to bring you a little Italy. We are proud to be a woman-owned, women-led business.
- Michelle Vernier, chef/owner
- Mickala Duprey, co-chef
- Hillary Fargo, operations manager