Veteran Baba-a-Louis baker lands at Heritage Deli

By Shawn Cunningham
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Nancy Lockerby working the dough for baguettes at the Heritage Deli & Bakery. Photo by Shawn Cunningham

Nancy Lockerby has moved from the westside to the eastside of Chester, but she’s still making dough.

After 37 years with Baba-A-Louis Bakery, which recently closed, Lockerby found a new home at the Heritage Deli & Bakery, 642 Rt. 103 S., where she will be making breads, croissants and other pastries.

Heritage owner Michele Wilcox said she felt lucky to have Lockerby on board. “She’s such a nice person, she fit right in almost instantly.”

Says Lockerby smiling, “I was in the kitchen here a few years back and Michele had a pink mixer, and I love pink. It was such a nice, comfortable place, I thought if I wasn’t working for the Baba-A-Louis I’d like to work here.”

On a recent morning, Lockerby was making baguettes and bread bowls as she worked at adapting to a different oven and a smaller space.

Wilcox noted that she was rethinking the space to make room for a larger mixer and a sheeter, which rolls out dough. In the meantime, Lockerby is starting out with smaller batches than the 24 pounds of dough she’s used to.

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  1. Doris Eddy says:

    Great news!

  2. Tim Roper says:

    This sure sounds like a win-win-win scenario. Great news for all!

  3. Darlene smith says:

    Nancy is my sister.
    I loved the bread now once again I can have good bread.

  4. Lee Whiting says:

    That’s great congratulations! Awesome addition Michele.