Special Touch Bakery provides training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1982, Special Touch Bakery, a division of Holy Childhood, is part of the Jimmy W. Wilmot Adult Day Training Program. In addition to making delicious (and famous) pies, Special Touch Bakery serves as an opportunity for nearly 15 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn food production and food service skills while earning a paycheck. The bakery provides individuals with an income and the development of lifelong skills to further their opportunities in the working world and gives them the confidence and skills they need for maximum independence and integration in the community. Special Touch Bakery produces an impressive 16,000 pies annually which are available year-round at Holy Childhood and at various retail outlets around Rochester.
With a vision toward the future, Holy Childhood will move the Special Touch Bakery out of the agency’s school kitchen to a brand new, state of the art, 20,000 sq. ft. facility located at 1999 Mt. Read Blvd. in Rochester, NY. This move will create up to 40 additional positions, in an integrated, competitive, work environment where people with disabilities will work side-by-side with their non-disabled peers. The new facility will also allow Special Touch Bakery to substantially increase pie production. Palmer Food Services is the bakery’s distribution partner in this new venture, which will enable Special Touch Bakery to expand regionally and eventually nationwide. The new Special Touch Bakery is scheduled to open late summer/early fall.
Special Touch Bakery
Updated January 2015 - Prices subject to change
Apple Crumb $14
Full of apples, cinnamon and sugar, it’s our
number one seller; you won’t be able to
resist this treat.
Raspberries, blueberries & rhubarb. This
is a fantastic pie for any berry lover.
Stuffed with blackberries, this pie will have
your mouth watering for more.
A true blueberry pie with whole blueberries
and flavored just right. All fruit, no fillers.
Perfect crust, tart red cherries. Need we say more?
Chocolate Chip $13
Chocolate chips, walnuts, it’s a huge cookie!
This is paradise for a chocolate lover. Warm it up!
Coconut Cloud $13
Made with cocoa and flaked coconut, and
sweetened with the perfect amount of
vanilla in a fudge brownie.
Cranapple Walnut $14
Cranberries, apples and walnuts. The perfect
mix of sweet and tart, with a pinch of
Fudge Brownie $13
For all you chocolate lovers! Cocoa, chocolate
chips and chopped walnuts.
*Key Lime $14
This sweet treat has a graham cracker crust
and flavored lime filling. A creamy delight.
**Lemon Meringue $14
Meringue piled high on top of the lemon
filling to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Fill with sweet sliced peaches and flavorful
spices, this is a great summertime pie!
Peach Blackberry $14
Blackberries, peaches, cinnamon and a pinch
of nutmeg to change it up!
*Peach Raspberry $14
A scrumptious combination of your favorite
An all-time favorite packed with lots of pecans
and sweetened just right.
*Pineapple Strawberry $14
The perfect balance of tart and sweet.
Pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon. This
seasonal pie is perfect for fall.
Strawberry Rhubarb $14
Strawberries and rhubarb combined to
perfection. It’s our number two seller.
**Lemon Meringue is no longer sold frozen. This pie will only be available with a 48 hour notice.
Did you know? ... there are many restaurants and retail outlets around town that serve and sell our scrumptious pies!
For commercial orders & more information, call Sharron Jarvis at 359-3710, ext. 299
*Seasonal pies only. Please check with the bakery for availability.
Our pies contain no preservatives; products are made on shared equipment and may contain allergens.
To place an order, call 585-359-3710. Pies can be picked up at Holy Childhood,
Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Can't decide? Special Touch Bakery Gift Certificates are available for $14.
Please make checks payable to: Special Touch Bakery
Looking for a unique gift for a special occasion? Special Touch Bakery Creative Crates make a great holiday, birthday, thank you or “just because” gift. Your pie is placed in a wooden crate handmade by the adults in Holy Childhood’s Woodworking Program and the bow is beautifully designed by the adults in our Skills/Transition/Day Habilitation Program. You may pick up your Creative Crate at Holy Childhood ($29) or have it delivered ($34).