The Bread & Honey Cafe was started by two Oregonians with the desire to share their love of simple, healthy, and delicious food. We believe that food doesn't have to be complicated to taste fantastic, and that the simpler it is, the better you will feel eating it.
Chef/Owner Dyani Walden has worked in restaurants since she was 17. She started in a small café as a dishwasher and when given the choice of being a server or a prep cook, she chose to follow her love of making food over making money. Chef Walden has cooked all along the west coast from California to Alaska, from fine dining to a vegan bakery. She has learned to respect and love a busy and well-organized kitchen. Through it all she has never forgotten the freedom and simplicity of how a small café runs or how a small staff feels like family. The Bread & Honey Café is a culmination of her 20 years cooking experience and her vision of a wholesome and friendly café.
Trevor began cooking during his time at Oberlin College in the Co-Operative Dining Halls. There, students taught each other all they knew about cooking and learned the importance of good food in creating a strong community. After graduating, he followed his passion for simple, healthy food at Food in Bloom Catering. Starting off as an unseasoned prep cook, over four years Trevor became a sous chef and manager alongside Dyani. At the Bread & Honey Café, he hopes to further share his love of simple, healthy food and the profound influence it can have on our lives and our community.
“If we can make and serve good simple food, with people that we care about- to people that we care about, then we haven't just created a good job, we have created a good life.” - Dyani Walden