Get to Know The Lake Village Bakery
Our team makes delicious sourdough treats for Osoyoos and the South Okanagan!
Founded in 2012, The Lake Village Bakery is proud to call Osoyoos home.
Husband and wife team, Meagan and Ian Young-Bibby, purchased the bakery from the Peltiers in May 2018. Today, they continue the legacy as a traditional artisan sourdough bakery with the same beloved recipes.
The Lake Village Bakery is dedicated to bringing fresh, healthy and delicious products to our community.
As a traditional sourdough bakery, each loaf takes three days to make, from mixing through baking. It is a process filled with love and care; we can’t wait to share it with you!
We bake with local, organic, and spray-free fruit and vegetables in season. We also stock up and process our favourites for mid-winter bursts of flavour in the form of galettes, berry tarts, shortcakes and savoury treats.
Our goal is to create exceptional customer experiences with each person that walks through our door.
At the Lake Village Bakery, you will always be greeted and treated like family.
Sustainability is how we roll
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we eliminated single-use plastics from everyday bakery use in the winter of 2018/19. Our delicious coffee is served in ceramic mugs or in your own own travel mug, and we welcome our amazing customers bringing their own bread bags, containers for sweets, and buckets for flour purchases.
We make our own oat milk in-house and use the dehydrated oatmeal in our whole-grain baked goods. When it comes to sweeteners, we source 100% Quebec maple syrup, alongside amazing honey from OK Wildbrush. We don’t use any chemical preservatives, artificial sweeteners or dehydrated milk products.
Everything at The Lake Village Bakery is as sustainable, fresh and locally-sourced as possible.
We’re passionate about creating new recipes and working with suppliers that share our vision.
Meet The LVB Team
Co-Owner, Bakery Manager & Pastry Chef
With an educational background beginning in the arts and entertainment sector, evolving into marketing and communications, Meagan went into baking and pastry out of personal interest and passion. From working in kitchens to pouring at wineries, and almost 10 years of experience in hospitality, Meagan joined The Lake Village Bakery in 2017 after travelling with her now-husband (and business partner), Ian. Today, with her Level 2 Red Seal in Baking, Meagan is one half of the proud owners and bread-parents of The Lake Village Bakery (and 2 little puppers, Taco and Marvin).
Co-Owner & Head Baker
With a Diploma in Business Management and exceptionally high standards in customer service, Ian has 20 years’ experience in the service industry, including helping open Terrafina by RauDZ and as a managing partner at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar in West Kelowna. With a dedicated eye on customer needs, Ian looks forward to sharing his passion for fresh, healthy food with locals and tourists alike. He is one of the proud bread-parents of The Lake Village Bakery (and 2 little puppers, Taco and Marvin).
Dish Ninja & Bakery Assistant
Originally from the Lower Mainland, Gail has been an Osoyoos local for 40 years. Starting with bookkeeping at the Osoyoos Home Building Centre and transitioning into Customer Service, she’s a natural at helping people and getting things done. Gail joined the LVB team in May of 2019 and loves her job for the people… both coworkers and customers! Gail’s favourite LVB snack treat is the Sourdough Brioche Cinnamon Buns or anything with fruit in it. When not at the bakery, Gail enjoys travelling, golf, and dinner dates with her friends and family.
Front of House Keyholder & Bakery Assistant
Hailing from Vancouver, Shanara came to Osoyoos in June 2020 for a love of wine country and the simplicity of small-town life. With his WSET Level 3 he’s a natural wine connoisseur, but he’s also a passionate foodie, and began his LVB journey as a customer! Shanara joined our team in October 2020 and was a natural fit. His favourite thing about The LVB is his coworkers (aw!), and how we’re all big ‘ol food nerds. Shanara started at the Front of House and is now also part of our Bake Team, learning how to shape loaves, prepare pastries and keep things organized and moving. His favourite bakery snack is our WildCard Loaf… the sign of a true foodie!
Philippe joined The LVB in the winter of 2021, and has been diligently learning the complex craft of the sourdough mix. Also a skilled cook by trade, it’s no surprise that Philippe’s favourite LVB snacks to eat (and make) are the classic combos of Jalapeno Cheddar Loaf and the Dill Pickle & Cheese Loaf. Despite the early mornings, Philippe always has a smile on and is ready to talk about everything hilarious. When he’s not working, Philippe’s all about good times in the outdoors… whether it’s mini golf or a beach day, he’s there.
Front of House
Barb and her son Simon moved to Osoyoos from Ontario in March 2021, and she joined The LVB’s Front of House team shortly thereafter. A natural morning person, Barb’s “good morning!” rings in from the back hallway each morning, bringing smiles to the whole team and letting the kitchen know she’s ready to GET THAT BREAD. Barb’s favourite LVB snacks are the Veggie Rolls (of course!) and whatever the WildCard Wednesday feature is, showing her true colours as a culinary aficionado. Outside of the bakery, you can catch Barb out for a walk, enjoying a glass of wine with friends, or getting into the latest Fantasy show.
Front of House
Alex moved to Osoyoos from Ontario in 2019, and has been a favourite LVB regular with her boyfriend Emmanuel ever since. She joined our Front of House team in May 2021, and we couldn’t be more stoked! You’ll know her by her bubbly personality, killer product knowledge and the big smile she throws to everyone. Alex’s favourite LVB snack is the Focaccia, pairing perfectly for those beach days and road trips that make up her time outside the bakery.
Born & raised in Osoyoos, Amy is finishing her last year of high school and going into the Pastry Arts program at Okanagan College. She’s The LVB’s newest apprentice, bringing her enthusiasm and mad skills to the table every day. Amy’s favourite LVB snack are the Brownies (just don’t add any fruit), and she’s dang good at making them, too. When not at work, Amy’s into golf, road trips and outdoor adventures with her friends.