Matt Lewis

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Matt and partner Renato Poliafito opened their dream bakery in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York, called Baked where people could hang out and get a great cup of coffee along with an amazing dessert.

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After years in the advertising business, Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito decided to leave their day jobs and open a bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Baked opened in January 2005 to instant rave reviews. They designed the place to be the anti “grandma’s kitchen," a modern space with hints of ski lodge and new frontier motifs. They recently opened a second Baked in Charleston, South Carolina.


Matt and Renato have been featured on Oprah, the Food Network, Martha Stewart and Today. The bakery has been reviewed in countless magazines, both local and nationwide.


The pair wrote Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, which is a book that they hope will make baking fun and accessible to everyone. Among the selections in the book are Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Root Beer Bundt Cake, and, for the more serious baker, Almond Green Tea Cupcakes and Lemon-Almond Meringue Tarts.


Matt and Renato live in Brooklyn.

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Latest Recipes

Marshmallow Chocolate Cups Added on Nov 24, 2010
Devil’s Food Cake Added on Nov 24, 2010


Baked Brooklyn

359 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Baked Charleston

160 East Bay St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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