Our story began in 1969 in Pennsauken, NJ, when 58-year-old Benjamin DiBartolo realized that there was no better time to pursue his dream of starting a family-run business. Artistic and energetic in the kitchen, Benjamin was known by family and friends as a fantastic baker. After honing his craft at The Wilton Cake Decorating School in Illinois, DiBartolo opened the doors of DiBartolo Bakery—and we’ve been making exquisite confections for our community ever since.
Benjamin ran the shop with his wife Nina, and sons Alfred and Michael until he passed away in 1974. His sons stayed on at the bakery and kept the family tradition alive. In 1990, DiBartolo Bakery relocated to Collingswood, NJ, and quickly evolved into a neighborhood staple with a loyal local following. Soon, the DiBartolo family tradition became legacy—Alfred’s sons joined the business, too. Al DiBartolo Jr., master cake decorator, has leveled up on Benjamin’s dream. An award-winning cake designer and third-generation baker, he is known for over-the-top occasion cakes and sugary creations you might recognize from TV shows like Food Network’s Holiday Wars and TLC’s Next Great Baker.
Since June 2020, DiBartolo Bakery has been a part of Genesis Hospitality Group, which allowed for a welcome expansion into a second location in Haddonfield, NJ. Both locations continue to follow the DiBartolo family recipe—creating something extraordinary from simple, wholesome ingredients.
Alfred S. DiBartolo General Manager
Second-generation baker Alfred learned everything he knows about confections from his father Benjamin, who founded the bakery over 50 years ago. After Benjamin passed away in 1974, Alfred took over the family business with his brother and sisters. In his spare time, Alfred is a bodybuilder, a motorcycle enthusiast, and a martial arts Instructor with three black belts.
Michael DiBartolo Head Baker
Michael runs DiBartolo bakery’s production—he has been working side-by-side with his brother Alfred at the family business since 1974. When he’s not baking, the former event coordinator for Collingswood enjoys wine making and target shooting.
Al DiBartolo, Jr. Manager & Head Decorator
Al Jr. continues the DiBartolo legacy as an award-winning cake designer. Known for over-the-top occasion cakes, he’s appeared on TV food shows including TLC’s Next Great Baker and Food Network’s Save My Bakery, Halloween Wars, and Holiday Wars. Al Jr. is a proud volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Southern NJ and Icing Smiles. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts and collecting toys and comics.