The award-winning bakery, Just Desserts will be opening a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Fairfield in May 2015. The new location will be at 5000 Fulton Drive and will replace their Oakland facility. This new larger location will include a production facility capable of handling the company’s new organic and vegan baked items, an in-house quality control laboratory, and some administrative offices. Just Desserts’ original San Francisco location will continue to house their main administrative offices and an innovation center.
Just Desserts’ chief executive, Michael J. Mendes said the company conducted an exhausted search for a new site, even looking as far away as Nevada and Texas. Mendes said in a release, “We chose Fairfield because of the value of real estate, the City’s business-friendly environment, and the fact that the transportation lanes are attractive for shipping and transporting product. We also found that the access to skilled workers in the area is well-suited to our needs.” At full production, Just Desserts estimates it will create more than 100 new jobs at the Fairfield facility.
Fairfield Mayor Harry Price said “This is helping to make Fairfield a center for quality food products,” referring to the city’s other local food producers such as Jelly Belly Candy Co., Calbee America, and Guittard Chocolate Co.
Fairfield is proud to welcome Just Desserts to our community.
To hear Senior Economic Development Manager, Ken Cantrell discuss Just Dessert’s move with KGO 810 News, click here.