weet Caroline’s Bakery was started in 1986 by Roy Bouman, and it was named for his wife. Roy’s family had owned and operated bakeries for many generations in the Netherlands. When Roy decided to retire from two decades of early, early mornings, the business was purchased by three siblings: Joanne Hlina, Steve Wiltse and Jim Wiltse. Our family brings many years’ experience in the grocery, restaurant, and hotel industries.
Several staff members have been with the business for nearly two decades, and continue to work hard producing the cakes, pastries, and breads that have been enjoyed by Vernonites for so long. Newer members of the staff are also dedicated to continuing the service and quality that has been a hallmark of Sweet Caroline’s over the years.