Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery is the place to be (tip: don’t call the chef Ray, his name is Jason!).
It has been a family-owned and operated business since 1966. This longstanding Alton icon has been a bakery in the area since the 1930s. It wasn’t until 1966 that Vera and Gavin Ray bought the bakery and it became Ray’s Bakery. Locals and traveller’s alike convened to get their bread, treats and delectable sandwiches.
After marrying Dale Perkins, Donna purchased the Bakery from her parents in 1987, where the two continued to bake everyone’s favourites, adding their own savoury additions as well.
Daughter, Krysteen Perkins, as a talented landscape/gardener, can sometimes be seen lending her artful green thumb to the beautiful patio.
Continuing a family tradition, Chef Jason Perkins reinvented the Bakery adding his special touch of fine cuisine and love of music to the charming town of Alton.