Hours before the sun ever rises, Colleen Lewis and her son, Jared, head from Clements to The Dancing Fox Bakery in Downtown Lodi. The fire of the Llopis oven is fed for the day ahead.
Dough that has been rising overnight is removed from the walk-in cooler. Pastry chefs are already busy pulling cookies and other sweet treats from the ovens in the kitchen. As the sunlight inches across the floor, the staff clocks in, brews coffee and prepares for the morning service.