Patrick is the head chef and baker of The Rye Berry. He dreamed of being a chef since childhood and always knew that he would open his own restaurant. After finishing culinary school, he worked in Baltimore and Washington DC at several major restaurants and bakeries. Krista traveled for years while in the military and thereafter working in International Relations. Cafés and bakeries always felt like a place of refuge to her, no matter the country, and gave her a great appreciation for regional foods, coffee, and tea. While living in Washington DC, Patrick and Krista decided they wanted a slower pace of life, closer to family. They moved to Hamilton, NY and shortly after had their first child, Kira. These combined experiences led to the creation of The Rye Berry Bakery & Café.