For many years, friends and colleagues Dave Rauschkolb and Chef Phil McDonald had hoped to launch a business together. From a shared vision for a true neighborhood bakery with fresh, naturally leavened baked goods, Black Bear Bread Company was born in late 2016 in a quaint café in Grayton Beach.
Together with their team, they baked, tested and tweaked: perfecting craveable recipes as a loyal customer following quickly took shape. Expanding upon the original Grayton Beach location, Black Bear grew to include the Bar Room in 2019, a second café in Sandestin in 2020, and now a third location in Seaside! Currently Black Bear Bread Company is open daily from 6AM to 5PM and they will begin dinner service shortly!