Kim Buehler’s endless drive and corresponding need for high quality fuel made Great Harvest Bakery Cafe a perfect fit! Opening her own franchise enabled her to help busy neighbors access simple ingredient meals and snacks made fresh from scratch each day!
After earning a Pastry Arts Degree from the University of Richmond, Kim ran a successful chocolate and custom cake business. This endeavor allowed her time to pursue another true passion: Ironmans! As you may recall, the running portion alone is a full marathon! Throw in over two miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking before that grueling run! In fact, she is scheduled to represent the United States for the next worlds competition in Amsterdam! Kim humbly described her success by stating, “I’m not the fastest but I never stop.”
Kim’s endurance training regimen necessitated her quest for quality fuel in the form of healthy, wholesome, real food. She was drawn to Great Harvest’s breads because they were made from scratch using simple, natural ingredients including grains from family farms in Montana. As she explored their products and mission more, she became interested in starting her own franchise. She appreciated the creative freedom and flexibility they offered. So, she headed out to “Big Sky Country” for their intensive month-long bread school!
In February of 2017, Kim opened up her very own Great Harvest Bakery Cafe, located conveniently right on Midlothian Turnpike. Neighbors love the welcoming community vibe of her store where they enjoy breakfast or lunch sandwiches, salads, soups, and tasty unique treats like blueberry cream cheese scones and cheddar and chive biscuits. Even running and biking groups come to replenish with a wholesome meal and a cup of locally roasted Ironclad coffee. Customers can taste the difference in bread made from a base of freshly milled grains and the simple ingredients of filtered water, honey, yeast and salt.
Kim additionally participates in numerous local farmers markets. With only one full-time sweets baker and a small part-time staff, she clearly does never stop! The variety of baked goods available through the RVAg Markeplace is remarkable! Her coveted flavored sourdoughs include irresistible caramel apple, rosemary and sea salt, and cranberry walnut. The Italian asiago cheese sourdough makes one phenomenal grilled cheese! Customers report her popular cinnamon chip bread tastes just like French toast. Her pepperoni swirl rolls dipped in marinara sauce make for a simple scrumptious snack the whole family will love! Oftentimes seasonal produce inspires her creations, like her pumpkin scones or berry cobbler bar.
Kim and her team aim to please when it comes to special celebrations and gifts, such as her King Cakes, chocolate covered strawberries, adorable bread bears, and cookie decorating kits. You can become the celebrated baker in your own family by using her cookie and scone kits or hot cereal and pancake mixes. There are even options for those with gluten sensitivities. You’ll want to top her handmade breads with her salted vanilla honey or cinnamon honey butters! Plenty of mouth-watering treats to make your loved ones feel special like cinnamon rolls, bread pudding, cinnamon chip pull-aparts and chocolate babka!
Kim Buehler knows people on the run like her need easy, simple ingredient, high quality food to fuel busy lives! Let Great Harvest Bakery Cafe help you and your family with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as tasty snacks and treats!