History of Aunt Beth's Cookies

The Beginning:

The inspiration behind Aunt Beth’s Cookies, Beth Modlin, began baking “from scratch” cookies over thirty years ago.  She introduced her special recipe cookies, using only the highest-quality ingredients with no added preservatives, and began selling them in a small convenience store owned by her and her husband.  After expanding sales to include food service distributors and local businesses, Beth began also selling to individuals primarily for all those special occasions that arise during the year. Everyone could enjoy the rich, tantalizing cookies in the sizes and quantities you desire.  The cookies were great and business was good!

The Now – “The Tradition Continues”:

In April of 2016, the bakery and time-honored recipes were sold to Phil Wenzel, who will serve as president and executive pastry chef, and Michael Violi, a successful local businessman with several local business ventures.

Phil received the Certified Culinarian designation in 2008 from the American Culinary Federation and is a graduate of culinary arts programs from Purdue University and The University of Notre Dame.  Immediately prior to investing in Aunt Beth’s Cookies, Phil was Executive Chef at Fatima House and at Holy Cross in South Bend, IN.

Executive Chef Wenzel immediately began making changes to grow the business.  New equipment has been installed and marketing efforts have been expanded.  One thing that will remain constant, however, will be the bakery’s recipes which have withstood the test of time.  As Phil likes to say, “You don’t need to fix something that isn’t broken.”  Although he does plan to expand on the current variety of 21 cookies and 13 muffins, new offerings will definitely have the same homemade look and scrumptious taste. 

In addition to our famous cookies and gourmet muffins, Phil plans to expand the bakery lineup to eventually include equally delectable pastries such as brownies, scones, eclairs, and coffee cakes.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please return often for a mouthwatering review of our selections.  Better yet, place an order today and taste the Aunt Beth’s difference.