Thunderbird Bakery is a wholesale bakery focusing on sourdough bread and handcrafted pastries. We value quality, simple ingredients and make everything from scratch.
Thunderbird Bakery was started by Texas native Trent Wester after surviving his first winter in his new hometown of Oshkosh, WI. Combining his diverse skills as a craftsman with his passion for delicious, handcrafted food, Thunderbird was born.
Co-owner (and wife) Lizz Redman was convinced of the idea when the first batch of sourdough came out of their handbuilt, wood fired oven. Lizz received her Masters Degree in Health and Human Development with an emphasis in Sustainable Food Systems from Montana State University in 2013. Since then, she's helped launched several food start-ups across the country and is excited to help build Thunderbird in her hometown of Oshkosh.
Thunderbird launched at the Oshkosh Farmers Market in the summer of 2018. Using the Wisconsin Cottage Food Bill, they were able to bake at home and sell directly to customers. After quickly reached capacity, they took the leap to expand into our own kitchen space.
Using a capital catalyst grant from the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation to round out their financing, the wholesale kitchen space was opened in November of 2019.
They dream of one day opening up a retail store, but until then they love providing the greater Oshkosh area with fresh bread and pastries.
When they're not working, Trent and Lizz love to explore the great outdoors, garden, travel, spoil their dog, and laugh.