Meet Your Baker: Doretha

Say hello to Doretha!

Doretha or as we like to say "Retha" working at 200 Public Square. 

Doretha or as we like to say "Retha" working at 200 Public Square. 


When Doretha isn’t making people smile at Bloom Bakery or indulging in our Death by Chocolate Cake, she’s spending time with her family and anxiously awaiting the start of the Cavs’ season. Doretha loves when customers get to experience Bloom’s food and atmosphere. We learned more about Doretha in between her smiles and customer connections.

What do you like best about Bloom Bakery?

This may seem too picture perfect, but it’s the truth. Management’s professionalism and personal interaction with the staff is awesome. Bloom is truly becoming my home away from home. I also like connecting with our clientele and getting to witness their Bloom experience.

Name your favorite Bloom product to indulge in?

Death by Chocolate Cake.

What would you tell people who’ve never been to Bloom?

Other than the obvious indulgence of treats, the atmosphere is inviting. It’s a wonderful place to relax.

How long have you lived in Cleveland?

A wonderful 52 years.

What’s your favorite thing about the city?

My crazy, but loving family! The Cavs! And how our city always shines and supports others.  

Why are the missions of Bloom and Towards Employment meaningful to you?

 I enjoyed learning at the workshops offered by Towards Employment. Bloom’s dedication to its product and mission helped empower me with the skills and opportunities to succeed – in more ways than I ever imagined!

How can others take advantage of Towards Employment?

 First, others can invest in themselves. Second, they can utilize Towards Employment to provide them with the tools needed to succeed professionally and personally.