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DF Bakery was founded in 1996 by Ran and Sophie Sacagiu.

On July 14th 2008, we moved our operations into our newly built State-of-the-Art facility. We bake, and deliver ourselves, Succulent Breads, Breakfast Pastries, and Cakes Components – 6 days per week in the Central Florida area. We have acquired a great reputation in Orlando based on our consistent quality and impeccable service, while keeping our prices very fair.

DF Bakery, Commercial Bakery in Central Florida
Sophie Sacagiu, President DF Bakery

Sophie Sacagiu

 – President –

Sophie was born in Alencon, Normandy – France. She moved to Orlando when she was 12 yrs old. Her family started La Normandie restaurant and quickly Sophie was exposed to good food. After attending UCF for her undergraduate studies (AA), she moved back to Paris to continue her education. She graduated from Shiller International University with a Bachelor of International Business. There she met Ran and they both moved back to sunny Orlando. They both started DF Bakery in 1996 knowing that the area was in great need of good breads.

Ran Sacagiu, Master Baker of DF Bakery in Central Florida

Ran Sacagiu

– Master Baker –

Ran was born in Ashkelon, Israel. His dad is from Romania and his mother from Algeria – a real mix! He moved to Paris, France, at the young age of 9 with his family. He acquired all of his education & work experience there. He acquired a Brevet d’Aptitude in the baking field & worked in a few bakeries in Paris. Ran & Sophie met in 1989 in Paris and got married in 1994. Two years later they both opened DF Bakery.

Bertrand Epaillard, Sales Manager of DF Bakery

Bertrand Epaillard

Sales Manager –

Bertrand was born in Malestroit, Brittany –France. He moved to Florida in 2004. He has extensive knowledge in the food industry having worked with a food manufacturing plant –La Cana – Brittany. Bertrand is a graduate of Ensec Business School of Nantes with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He joined our team as the Sales Manager in 2010.

Didier Rosada, Consulting Baker of DF Bakery

Didier Rosada

– Consulting Baker –

Didier Rosada is our Consulting Baker. Mr. Rosada is one of the best baker in the world and brings his expertise for new recipes & trends, maximizing our production, and analyzing our business growth. His extensive experiences range from working on the private research project for Bay States Milling Company in the United States to becoming the unofficial trainer of the 1996 Baking Team USA. His expert advice and patient guidance were important factors in the American team’s first place finish in the bread category at the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie in Paris in February 1996. In February 1999 under Didier’s guidance the team USA took home the gold medal of the competition and in April 2002, the silver medal. He was also the official coach of the US Baking team that won the gold medal in Paris in April 200. He is now the Vice President of Operations for Uptown Bakery in Washington DC while being a Consultant for his own firm – Red Brick Consulting.

Armando Balladares, Production Manager at DF Bakery

Armando Balladares

– Production Manager –

Armando was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Graduated at Universidad de Guayaquil with an Engineering in Foreign Trade degree. Moved to Florida in 2015, and joined our team the same year. Started working as an assistant in the production department, and after a few years was promoted to Production Manager. Loves to spend time with his family and play soccer.

Karlen Hunter, Office Assistant & Ordering Leader at DF Bakery

Glorylee Torres-Grave

– Food Safety –

Glorylee came onboard in September 2017. She started as the Ordering clerk, then has been educated and trained through certification to be our Food Safety Manager. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando. She graduated from Saints Academy private school. She enjoys spending time with her two beautiful boys and her husband.

Mali Assraf, Account Receivable & Purchaser at DF Bakery

Mali Assraf

– Account Receivable & Purchaser –

Started at the bakery in November 29, 2001.
Born in Israel and moved to France at the age of 5 yrs old. Studied in France and Israel.
Speaks English, French, Hebrew & some Spanish.
My guilty pleasures: Chocolate & TV

Jesse Maldonado, Food Safety Leader at DF Bakery

Jesse Maldonado

– Driver Leader –

Came onboard Jan. 25, 2017.
It is his 36th year in the baking industry and worked his way up from sanitation, deliveries, receiving to Driver Leader. He has worked with numerous bakeries in town and knows Central Florida for many years.

Jesse Maldonado, Food Safety Leader at DF Bakery

Julien Vezilier

– Sales Representative for Florida’s West Coast –

Julien Started with us in November 2020. He lives in Tampa and takes care of our customers on the West Coast. Julien was born in Pontoise, France and moved to Florida in 2012. He enjoys cycling, boxing and running. He also loves to play piano. He has a Culinary Degree from Lycée Hotelier of St. Been-le-grand. He and his wife have a beautiful 2 year old daughter.

Jesse Maldonado, Food Safety Leader at DF Bakery

Damon Helmerick

– Ordering Clerk –

Damon was born in Boca Raton and raised in Orlando, FL. Graduated from Olympia High School. Enjoys video games.