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Our Team

Our Chef

Buck O’Neal

Buck’s passion for cooking came when he was just five years old standing alongside his uncle in the kitchen of a local restaurant, owned at the time by his aunt and uncle. As it runs in the family, and with parents and grandparents who were seasoned in the art of true southern comfort food, one could say that culinary talent is just in his blood. Drawing inspiration from his cherished family recipes, Buck honed his skills through years of experience. However, it was his desire to honor his roots and give back to the community that led him to The Bread House.

As Head Chef of The Bread House, Buck has seamlessly integrated his family’s southern culinary heritage into the restaurant and bakery’s menu. From his Blackberry Lemon Icebox Pie and Walnut Brownie Cockaigne to Slow Cooked Barbeque Pulled Pork and Southern Chicken Shawarma pays homage to his upbringing while delighting the palates of patrons near and far.

Buck and The Bread House share a common mission: to be a force of positive change within their community. Together, they remind us that food has the power to heal, connect, and uplift, and that a simple second chance can spark a journey of transformation for both individuals and the neighborhoods they call home.

Our Restaurant Manager and Event Coordinator

Marianne Albert

Marianne is the vibrant and dedicated soul behind the seamless operations and unforgettable experiences at The Bread House and The Whittlesey House. With an unwavering commitment to the restaurant’s mission and a heart that beats for the community, Marianne’s journey has been one of transformation, service, and boundless compassion.

For the past six years, Marianne has been an integral part of The Bread House family. Her journey began as a server, where her warm smile and genuine care for each customer left an indelible mark. Over time, her dedication led her to take on the roles of Restaurant Manager and Event Coordinator.

What sets Marianne apart is her heart for helping those who step through The Bread House’s doors, both as employees and patrons. She believes that everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their lives and find a sense of belonging. Marianne’s nurturing spirit and approachable demeanor create an environment where staff members are empowered to learn, grow, and thrive.

Marianne’s deep sense of community aligns perfectly with The Bread House’s vision. Together, they share a common goal: to uplift and support the neighborhoods they serve. If you would like to book an appointment to view the event spaces at The Bread House or The Whittlesey House please call Marianne at 229-886-0096.