Some things are worth being fat for. This is one of them.

Chef David Burke is at it again.

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He's been a busy chef! He just recently opened up a new restaurant called THE GOAT in Union Beach.

But now, Mr. Burke is dedicating all his time and energy into a new, sweeter business adventure.

It is a new bakery and being that Chef Burke is a trained pastry chef and graduated from the prestigious École Lenôtre Pastry School in France, it is only fitting.

David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery
David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery

It is called the Dixie Lee Bakery and it is located at 303 Main Street in Keansburg.

I love this part: the original owners, Mark Onulak and Allison Loori, will remain as managing partners and all 13 existing employees will be keeping their jobs.

“The old school bakery has a great tradition within the community,” said Chef Burke. “My grandfather took my mother there when she was a little girl to buy pastries. We will continue to honor the bakery’s rich past while making gradual improvements to the bakery.”

More on those "gradual improvements" in a second.

David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery
David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery

The bakery features traditional pastries, fresh bread and cakes for all occasions.

Dixie Lee Bakery is open Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and then on Sunday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

In addition, Dixie Lee Bakery's goods will be supplied wholesale to other David Burke restaurants throughout New Jersey and New York.

Now for some of David's future plans for the bakery.

According to the press release, "Chef Burke will later add a retail coffee business with counter service, pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and other grab-n-go provisions."

David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery
David Burke's Dixie Lee Bakery

I am always on board for coffee.

There is still more.

How would you like to take a baking class at this new bakery? You would be learning from a professional and Burke is hoping these will be put together soon!

Plus, Chef David Burke is hoping to host business gatherings, birthdays and other social celebrations at this new bakery as it comes along.

And while we are on the topic of sweet:

Here are the Best Bakeries in Ocean County


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