About Us


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Established in 2009

Ross Schneiderman fell in love with bread baking on vacation in Italy. He came home and began baking loaves for friends in Ridgefield, then for sale at farmer's markets. Eventually, he and his wife, Val, opened Ross' Bread, baking bread the way it is done in Europe: daily, with organic flour and local ingredients.   

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Enriched in 2015

In 2015 Amy and Eric Freidenrich assumed ownership of the bakery.  Not only are they also Ridgefield residents, but they share the founders’ commitment to baking as a craft and a passion. To this beloved Ridgefield bakery they brought a fresh look, partnerships with Stumptown Coffee and Arethusa Farm. They expanded Ross Bread’s commitment to serving the community by working with RVNA, Ballard Green, National Charity League, and as many as 25 other Ridgefield based service organizations, schools and charities.   

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Join our Team

Two ways to join the team:  If you are a student at the Culinary Institute of America, speak to the placement office about securing an externship in our approved site. We take externs about 3 times a year.  


If you are passionate about coffee and have experience as a barista, please contact us. If your skills meet our standards, we will have your skills polished in NYC at Stumptown’s teaching center in the West Village then you can join our team.   

Giving Back


Those who know Ross Bread + Coffee know we are not in business to just bake + brew. The heart of Ross is Community. This is why in 2016 we fulfilled 100% of all requests that met the following criteria. We hope we can help you too!   

  · You must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, church or school based in Ridgefield.  

  · You must submit your request at least 14 days in advance. 

  · You may not have received a donation from Ross Bread + Coffee within the last 12 months.  


If you meet these qualifications, e-mail your request, event date and location along with proof of your non-profit status - 501(c)(3) IRS Determination Letter or EIN to amy@rossbread.com   

Approved requests are provided with a $10 gift certificate to Ross Bread + Coffee. While we no longer supply free baked goods for events, we do offer discounts based on your event and our production demands.    

Please note that due to the increasing number of donation requests we receive/fulfill for Ridgefield charities alone, we are unable to support organization not in town.