Grey Ghost Bakery will expand operations in Charleston with a $395,000 investment, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will create 25 new jobs and “increase the company’s production and co-packing capabilities to meet growing demand,” a press release said.
Grey Ghost owner Katherine Frankstone founded the company in Columbia in 2011, starting out with just three cookie flavors: cinnamon pecan, molasses spice and chocolate espresso. Nowadays, Grey Ghost, which moved its production facility to Charleston in 2014, offers seven different types of cookies, cakes and pies, all of which can be ordered online.
According to Frankstone, the investment will allow the company to purchase additional ovens, mixers and possibly packaging machines. As for the new jobs, Frankstone said they are looking to hire bakery production assistants, baking mixer operators, retail sales people and dishwashers. Those who are interested in joining the Grey Ghost Bakery team can visit the company’s contact webpage.
“When we relocated Grey Ghost Bakery to Charleston in 2014, we were leaving a commissary kitchen arrangement and wanted to build out our own bakery,” Frankstone said in the release. “We moved largely for lifestyle reasons but quickly discovered the amazing entrepreneurial community here. The support from fellow entrepreneurs and the local government support for small business have been incredible.”
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