JACKSON, Wyo. — Persephone opened its café doors on Broadway in downtown Jackson, Wyoming 10 years ago this June. In celebration of this anniversary, Persephone will donate 10% of all sales at all locations Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13 to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
Persephone Bakery & Café was founded by Kevin and Ali Cohane in 2011 with connection to the Jackson Hole community as a foundation of the business. What began as a small farmers market vendor selling French-inspired baguettes, Persephone now has two bustling cafés—the original in a building now owned on Broadway and a second in the Aspens in Wilson—in addition to Picnic, a sister-café in West Jackson, and Coelette, a fine dining restaurant, and a thriving online marketplace that ships Persephone-made goods across the country.
Persephone is a product of the supportive ethos coursing through this small corner of Wyoming. The business, which employs over 100 people locally, made it through pandemic challenges due to the devotion of local patrons, who bought gift cards, shipped boxes of treats to friends and family far and wide, and continued to visit every day.
“Through Persephone, I have felt the heartbeat of this town. The way we were embraced from the very start was unexpected and incredible, and the past two years—between Saving-the-Block and rallying behind us during COVID ups and downs—has only reinforced how grateful we are for the Jackson Hole community,” said Persephone Owner Ali Cohane.
Persephone is partnering with the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole to mark this milestone anniversary, to give back and say thank you. Over the years, Persephone has baked enough baguettes to reach the top of the Grand Teton over 15 times, brewed enough coffee to fill Grand Prismatic, hired over 646 employees (six of whom have gone on to start their own bakeries), and donated to more than 50 local non-profits. Donating 10% of weekend sales to the Community Foundation is an impactful way to celebrate 10 years of serving the Jackson Hole community and Persephone hopes to see lots of familiar faces over the weekend!
Persephone Downtown is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13; Persephone Westbank and Picnic are open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. both Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. Visit www.persephonebakery.com to see the menus and learn more.