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					                                                                    The finest artisan bakers of the Mid-Atlantic

                                                                                   Contact: Michele V. Brier
                                                                    (202) 255-1798,

                                 FOR QUALITY
                   New Uptown Bakers Website Communicates Quality

Hyattsville, MD — July 23, 2007 – Uptown Bakers, the leading wholesale artisan bakery for the Mid-Atlantic
region, was honored for its commitment to excellence by receiving Modern Baking’s 2007 Leadership Award for

―We are grateful for this prestigious honor,‖ said Michael C. McCloud, owner of Uptown Bakers. ―We strive for
excellence in everything we do — products, customer service, etc. This focus on quality is really what has
enabled us to have the best bakers, best customer service staff and as a result, the finest products.‖

Modern Baking’s 2007 Annual Leadership Awards honor some of the best in-store, retail and specialty wholesale
and foodservice bakeries. Company nominations are based on conversations with other bakers, as well as
suppliers and distributors. An industry institution since 1987, the Leadership Awards honor a select group each
year that excel in seven important categories: marketing; quality; management; profitability; merchandising;
pricing; and service.

Quality is also a key focus of Uptown Baker’s new web site Mouth-watering photos of
bread and pastries dominate the design and an easy to navigate menu bar gives visitors an array of options to
quickly learn about products, customer service and more. Close-up photos of hands working with dough showcase
the meticulous attention to detail employed by its artisan bakers. The site also includes a special focus on Master
Baker and Vice-President of Operations Didier Rosada.

About Uptown Bakers
Founded in 1990 as both a retail and wholesale bakery in Washington, DC, Uptown Bakers today has grown to
become the finest specialty wholesale bakery serving more than 500 restaurants, hotels, caterers and other
foodservice and retail establishments from Baltimore to Richmond.

Setting the standard for excellence in artisan baking, Uptown Bakers uses the highest quality ingredients, such as
farm fresh eggs, real butter and imported Greek olives. All products are 100% trans fat free, handmade by world
class bakers and delivered fresh, seven days a week.

Under the direction of Master Baker and Vice President of Operations Didier Rosada, Uptown Bakers produces
up to 30 different varieties of dough every day that result in more than 100 assorted breads and pastries. The
award-winning Rosada is well known for having trained and led the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA to victory
multiple years in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris – the baking world’s version of the Olympics.

Uptown Bakers is located just a few miles from the nation’s capitol in Hyattsville, MD and services customers
from Baltimore, Md. to Richmond, Va. To learn more, visit


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