A social enterprise in the heart of downtown Utica, we are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a variety of our fresh baked goods, sweet and savory items, soups, coffee, and more! Enjoy our eclectic space while you savor our flavors, or take your treats on the go. Our fast and friendly service will have you stopping by for more.

Welcome to Chef's Express

A bakery on a mission where each flavor tells a story, and every bite makes a difference!


Kickstart your day with a classic morning fare, whether you've got time to eat in or on the go. Pair with a cup of our proprietary Downtown blend of coffee, and we've got your mornings covered.


Let us comfort you with heartwarming soups and freshly baked crackers, delectable mac and cheese, or pizza on a bagel – all perfect for a quick satisfying lunch.


From beautifully decorated cupcakes to rich, fudgy brownies, mouthwatering cookies, and other sweet treats that's sure to hit the spot.


Are you planning a special event or meeting? Let Chef's Express handle your catering needs. Contact us to discuss your requirements and customize a menu that suits your occasion.


Years of


People Supported



A leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954