About Us

Our Mission

Buttered Up Bakery is a small team of passionate bakers! We strive to spread joy using the highest quality ingredients. We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and warm inclusive environment. Come break bread with us!


Buttered Up Bakery began in 2011 as Squarz Pies, offering gourmet all-natural square shaped hand pies at Phoenix-area farmers markets. In 2015 our growing community empowered us to open a café and bakery in Tempe. We slowly expanded our menu and continued our epic fight against mundane and boring food! In 2018, we opened our second cafe in North Scottsdale and in 2022 opened our third location, a dedicate production bakery and cafe. In 2023 we rebranded to Buttered Up Bakery to better reflect our expanding menu comforting, joy filled food (and our love of ultra premium European butter)!


We’re a small crew and we strive to create a positive low-stress environment for our team and a second home for our customers. Because we’re small and everyone helps, we need versatile people willing to wear many hats, from preparing food and customer service to washing dishes. We pride ourselves on fostering a great collaborative workplace and we’re looking to connect with other people who share our same values.

Meet The Team

Steven Gerner

Steven Gerner


A fifth generation baker, Steven uses his background in biochemistry and experience living internationally to craft innovative culinary experiences.

Joe Fortier


Joe combines his passion for art and food to elevate our company culture.

Connor Nelson

Connor nelson


Chef pâtissier exécutif, Connor aime les chiens, l’aventure, les longues promenades et les grands verres.

Vincent D'Angelo

Vincent d’Angelo

Marketing & Distribution

Vincent’s passion for service and love of food drives him to spread the word of our great bakery!

Gabe Price

Gabe Price

Master Baker

El batido del chef Gabe atrae a todos los hermanos al barrio.