Managing our bustling Café is no easy feat, but Dionne Rogers’ years of experience and love of hospitality are more than enough to make everyone feel welcome and keep things running like a well-oiled machine.
Dionne has worked in hospitality since her first part time job at age 15. At 18, she started a three-year stint bartending on a US Army base in Italy. In 1995, Dionne moved to Las Vegas and joined a polished casual restaurant company with hundreds of locations nationwide. She moved from bartending to management to working as a training coordinator for team members. During that time, she also raised four kids and opened a baking business called Tidbits, specializing in small bites of tasty food. Clearly, Dionne has the chops to make things happen.
Lucky for us, Dionne moved to Fort Collins in 2022 to be closer to her kids and grandkids and joined the team at Ginger and Baker. “I was drawn to G&B because it brings together two things I love, baking and bringing people together through hospitality,” she said. “My favorite thing as a mom is to bring the family together for a big meal and make memories and I see that happening here at G&B all the time.”
“I remember one Saturday afternoon here when Chef Deb had a pot pie class in the Teaching Kitchen, a grandfather and his grandson were having coffee and hot chocolate in the coffee shop, there was a girls’ brunch in the Café and people came down from The Cache or an event dressed all fancy and sat at the coffee bar and had pie,” she said. “I just love when that stuff happens.”
When not working Dionne loves to play with her grandsons, Joe and Landen, and baking cookies, cupcakes and all things tiny, just as she did with her bakery business.
Her favorite pie: classic cherry pie