History

Discover the rich history behind Windmill Bakery.

European Inspired. European Made.

Windmill continues its long standing tradition of creating authentic, tasty baked goods.

Windmill Bakery was started in 1976 by Ton Struyk, a Dutch immigrant. It was carried on by Tjeerd Wouda, a Friesen immigrant, into 2015. Now Grace, who is also from Europe, and I have taken on the challenge of keeping this important community service alive and thriving!

Though not from a baking background, we have learned a tremendous amount and also quickly realized the need for a master baker trained in Europe. Enter Michael Meier.

Having a master baker on the team has allowed us to pursue the dream of training and equipping local young people in the valuable skill of baking. 

Our baked products reflect artisanal skill that are high in nutritional value. Outstanding breakfast and lunch options have been added and a small menu caters to gluten-free or other dietary sensitivities.

History

Discover the rich history behind Windmill Bakery.

European Inspired. European Made.

 

Windmill continues its long standing tradition of creating authentic, tasty baked goods.

 

Windmill Bakery was started in 1976 by Ton Struyk, a Dutch immigrant. It was carried on by Tjeerd Wouda, a Friesen immigrant, into 2015. Now Grace, also an immigrant from Europe, and I have taken on the challenge of keeping this important community service alive and thriving!

 

Though not from a baking background, we have learned a tremendous amount and also quickly realized the need for a master baker trained in Europe. Enter Michael Meier.

 

Having a master baker on the team has allowed us to pursue the dream of training and equipping local young people in the valuable skill of baking. 

 

Our baked products reflect artisanal skill and are high in nutritional value. Outstanding breakfast and lunch options have been added and a small menu caters to gluten-free or other dietary sensitivities.

Meet the team

Grace willows

Owner

My husband surprised me when we purchased the bakery, but two years later I joined full time because I wanted to work with him. A common love for wholesome food and a passion for serving others is motivation!

dan willows

Owner

It is a great joy for me to see local young people learning to work with their hands to make quality products. For us good stewardship of Windmill Bakery is to train local young people to make quality baked goods for years to come!

Michael

Master Baker

For my wife and children and I it has been a lifetime dream to be in Huntsville, baking at a small bakery and teaching young apprentices.

Grace willows

Owner

My husband surprised me when we purchased the bakery, but two years later I joined full time because I wanted to work with him. A common love for wholesome food and a passion for serving others is motivation!

dan willows

Owner

It is a great joy for me to see local young people learning to work with their hands to make quality products. For us good stewardship of Windmill Bakery is to train local young people to make quality baked goods for years to come!

Michael

Master Baker

For my wife and children and I it has been a lifetime dream to be in Huntsville, baking at a small bakery and teaching young apprentices.

Conny

Baker

To build beautiful consistent pastries that are very much appreciated is rewarding for me.

Emily

apprentice baker

I chose to work at the Windmill Bakery because it’s my dream to someday have my own bakeshop, and there is no better way to learn about running a bakery, then to work at one. Plus, I love anything sweet and I love baking!

Willy

Baker

After completing my studies at Huntsville high school, in culinary arts, being able to work at Windmill Bakery apprenticing under a master from Germany is truly a privilege.

Barb

Sales Assistant

I come from a therapist background and after working in my field, then customer service, I joined the Windmill Bakery selling quality bread and sharing in peoples’ lives.

Willy

Baker

After completing my studies at Huntsville high school, in culinary arts, being able to work at Windmill Bakery apprenticing under a master from Germany is truly a privilege.

Conny

Baker

To build beautiful consistent pastries that are very much appreciated is rewarding for me.

Barb

Sales Assistant

I come from a therapist background and after working in my field, then customer service, I joined the Windmill Bakery selling quality bread and sharing in peoples’ lives.

Emily

apprentice baker

I chose to work at the Windmill Bakery because it’s my dream to someday have my own bakeshop, and there is no better way to learn about running a bakery, then to work at one. Plus, I love anything sweet and I love baking!

We're a friendly bunch and would love to hear from you! 

Give us a call at 705-789-4324 or send us an email at info@windmillbakery.ca and we’d be happy to assist you.

You can also fill out a contact form here!