The owner of Bobbie Ruth’s, Amanda Duttry, has been baking for as long as she can remember. She’s different though, because she’s a self-taught baker. No culinary training or education, just lots of hours spent perusing recipes and testing them in the kitchen. Amanda knew many years ago after taking some basic cake decorating courses that she wanted to make more of her talent for baking and decorating those delicious treats. However, Amanda’s career path up until November of 2017 was in government work and law enforcement. That’s right! Quite the opposite of a baker, right? She had always told herself that she would give the bakery dream a-go after she retired from her law enforcement career. After the passing of her grandmother, Bobbie Ruth Durham Cox, in December of 2016, she realized life is too short to not do what you love. That’s one of the reasons she decided to name the business after her late grandmother. Amanda also inherited much of her baking and artistic talents from her grandmother. The two of them just seem to have a natural ability to do both very well, and somewhat easily. Bobbie Ruth’s was born in November of 2017 after Amanda left her law enforcement career to pursue her passion to own and operate a successful bakery business.
Since then, we have been busy with custom orders for birthdays, showers, weddings, as well as catering events. We also started working multiple local farmer’s markets in the metro Atlanta area. This is where our Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Red Velvet cookies have been changing lives. Seriously. Don’t believe us? Try them for yourself.
While we currently do not operate a retail storefront, we have hopes of doing so in the near future. We are not a cottage business, operating out of our home. We prepare all of our baked goods in a commercial shared kitchen, PREP Atlanta, and are properly licensed through the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Owner, Amanda Duttry