About Us

about-us

The Bakery With A Heart ®

about-usValley Lahvosh Baking Company, Inc. was founded in Fresno, California, in 1922 by Gazair Saghatelian. A master baker in his native Armenia, Gazair became well known for creating his deliciously different breads and crackerbreads.

Through the years, his daughter Janet carried on his traditions. Today, still under the operation of Gazair’s family, and in its original historical location, Janet’s daughter Agnes continues the bakery’s commitment to Gazair’s quality and goodness.

A family tradition in taste, lovingly preserved for today's generation and beyond.


 

Perfection Comes With Time...

1922

1922

Gazair Saghatelian founds California Baking Company, later known as Valley Lahvosh Baking Company.

1930

1930

Gazair Saghatelian with his fleet of trucks used to deliver fresh peda bread locally.

1960

1960

Janet Saghatelian showcasing lahvosh and peda bread in the Valley Lahvosh retail store.

1969

1969

Sam Saghatelian, along with other bakers, making Valley Lahvosh by hand.

1982

1982

Janet Saghatelian becomes President of Valley Lahvosh Baking Company.

1983

1983

Hearts are manufactured for the first time on the Valley Lahvosh production line.

1985

1985

Janet Saghatelian and DerHayr Serabian breaking ground for new production facility expansion which included installation of the T.L Green oven.

1985

1985

02/23/85 Agnes, Jimmy, Janet, and Jamie Saghatelian at construction site of new production facility which now occupies the entire block.

2010

2010

Agnes Saghatelian becomes President of Valley Lahvosh Baking Company, the third generation to operate the bakery.

where-to-buy

open-hours502 M. Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Monday10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.