Kristen Boschetto graduated from Hartwick College in May of 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts of Management. The skills she acquired during her studies consisted of a series of Accounting courses, Micro and Macro Economics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advertising & Promotion, and Entrepreneurship, followed by a seven-step management program. With each management course, she was able to practice running her own company.
Upon graduation, Kristen applied her newly-acquired skills by taking on the role of Account Manager at Boston Bagel, Inc. owned by her dad. During this time she gained valuable knowledge and experience in the bagel/food industry to apply towards her sales goals. She has implemented marketing strategies to increase sales and maintain good customer relations. While working for a small family owned business, she has learned to perform numerous tasks needed to help run a successful business. Kristen has excelled in developing managerial skills in working directly with the public.
In 2004 Kristen entered into a partnership with Julee to open up Boston Baking, Inc. At this point, she advanced to the position of Vice President of Sales. Her responsibilities include marketing programs, customer relations, brand management, strategic partnerships, acquiring and facilitating national accounts. She has been an integral part in the company’s growth and expansion into several different markets and channels within the food industry. She has taken the lead role in a line of gourmet fresh bakery Boston Baking branded products and continues to explore the options for growing the brand and Boston Baking’s reputation in the food industry. She has represented Boston Baking, Inc. at numerous trade shows to demonstrate the product mix and to develop distributor programs. Here, in Kristen’s own words is her take on being a fourth-generation baker:
In the early 1900’s my great-grandparents, Josephine and Andrew, came to America from Avelino, Italy. They settled in the North End of Boston to raise their family. Andrew soon opened the first Boschetto Bakery in America on Salem Street in the North End. It wasn’t long before people were lining up to purchase his biscotti and bread made from a family recipe.
In 1952 my grandfather, along with his brothers, followed in their father’s footsteps and opened a second Boschetto Bakery in a small section of Boston. In 1978 my dad continued the tradition of quality baking by opening his own bakery.
Now it is my turn. Four generations later – with a blend of the original recipe, a taste for the inspired, and all natural ingredients – I have added contemporary style to this traditional family business.
~ Kristen Boschetto