Sunflower Bakery and Cafe Sunflower will be closed April 5th-13th for Passover.

Humans of Sunflower


Meet Ethan: A Pastry Arts Graduate

What made you want to do the Pastry Arts Employment training Program? I wanted to learn more about baking. I have always enjoyed baking and learning how to make cookies, cake, and pies and make them look like beautiful works of art. Before enrolling in Sunflower did you have any work experience? At Damascus High… Read More

Chef Anna Myers

Meet Chef Anna

Anna Myers has been a pastry chef in the metropolitan area for the last 13 years. The last 10 she has spent as the Executive Pastry Chef at the Marriott Wardman Hotel, in Washington, DC. Prior to that she was the executive pastry chef at the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC. At the Metro Club… Read More

Gary and Donation Tile Wall

Meet Gary, a student in our hospitality training program

By Joey Nowicki What type of job skills do you want to learn in our Hospitality Program? Gary: Customers services- making a good relationship with customers. Developing a healthy relationship- making them laugh or offering them good products, counting payments like counting money and change and food safety. What is your favorite thing about the… Read More


Meet Stanley, an employee in our Cafe Sunflower Employment Training Program

Hi, my name is Stanley. I began working at Cafe Sunflower about two months ago. I really enjoy variety in my work and free time. Working at Cafe Sunflower has given me the chance to build on skills to serve customers lunches, drinks and pastry products, and keep the Cafe looking great. Behind the scenes… Read More

Feivel Cohen at Graduation

Feivel’s Sunflower Journey

Written by Feivel Cohen,  April 29, 2018. Well today completes the journey I started a long time ago with Cafe Sunflower & Bakery. When I was 17 years old is when it all began. I was just a high schooler with no job at the time and was melting my brain during after school hours… Read More

Douglas at Work

Meet Douglas, our Assistant Manager at Cafe Sunflower

An interview with Douglas Olinger, our Café Sunflower Assistant Manager. Douglas has been with us for 18 months, since September 2016. He is a graduate of the Sunflower Bakery Pastry Arts Employment Training Program. What brought you to Sunflower? I have always liked baking. I finished college where I majored in physics and I did… Read More

The Benefits of Baking

At Sunflower Bakery, we know firsthand about the many benefits of baking which is why we are so focused on equipping young adults with skills for successful employment in baking and related food industries. A wonderful example is Steven Eig, a 2012 graduate of Sunflower who, as a part of his training, interned and was… Read More


11 Fast, Fun Facts About Purim You Didn’t Know

Purim is right around the corner. It’s the story of the celebration of Queen Esther of Persia. Many know the story as it is recounted in the Megillah, also known as the Book of Esther in the Bible. But there are lots of fun, interesting facts about Purim, you might not know. Here are 11 Fast,… Read More

At Sunflower Bakery, February is not just for Valentines

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), uniting Jewish communities worldwide to help foster more inclusive Jewish communities that emphasize the value, dignity and capabilities of each and every individual. Originally founded as a national effort in 2009 by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, the Greater Washington Jewish Community was among the… Read More

Dillon Carone, Sunflower Bakery

Dillon’s Story – From Learning Struggles and Depression to Making Dreams Come True

Dillon’s depression started when he was in high school. He remembers getting picked on, feeling left out and having no friends. His ADHD and learning challenges were all too familiar. For a long time, “There were days I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it”, Dillon remembers. But he did. In fact, these… Read More

Meet a Very Special Sunflower Bakery Patron

An Interview with Carol Trawick of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation “G-d wanted Sunflower Bakery to happen,” Carol Trawick announced as she sat down to speak with me in Café Sunflower. She explained, “The Jim & Carol Trawick Foundation was already funding Sunflower Bakery at the time, and we had already fallen in love… Read More