About Us

Central Illinois Bakehouse was founded as Pekara (“bakery” in Serbian) Bakehouse in 2008 by our dear friend Seka Cuk. Seka’s commitment to quality ingredients and traditional European baking techniques never wavered and we hold true to the same values now years later. The current owners, Jeffrey and Lauren Brokish, have been working with the Bakehouse since its inception and are looking forward to growing with our team of talented, skilled bakers for decades to come. Our breads are truly made with love. Love for our community, our family and for the true joy that comes from enjoying a meal crafted by passionate artisans.