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Herbert Charles Fingerhut

Director of Bakery Operations

Homeboy Industries Inc

HQ Phone:  (323) 526-1254

Email: h***@***.org

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Homeboy Industries Inc

130 W Bruno Street

Los Angeles, California,90012

United States

Company Description

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of the community. 100% of proceeds benefits Homeboy's comprehensive ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Owner

Chas. Fingerut Bakery


Plant Manager

Labriola Baking Company


Class President

American Institute of Baking


Web References(11 Total References)


thrivewire.com

"We help them get a driver's license, a bank account, and a resume so when they leave us they have a lot to offer," said Herb Fingerhut, director of operations at Homeboy Bakery.
"I was raised Catholic and I've met a lot of priests, but none are closer to a living saint than Father Greg," said Fingerhut. Fingerhut was going through a rough patch when he joined the Homeboy team. Newly divorced and unable to take over his family's bakery in Chicago, he answered a job advertisement for Homeboy and moved to California three weeks later. "I brought this tough guy mentality with me, and I got that in return from the employees. In the past three years, I've been humbled. A lot of the staff have had it 30 times tougher in their lives and they didn't ask for it," Fingerhut said. One particular employee, Marcos, changed the Chicago baker's perspective on his rough-around-the-edges staff. After giving Marcos some criticism on a carrot cake, Marcos tried to punch Fingerhut. "I grabbed his hand and said 'never again,'" Fingerhut said. The two sat down to talk after the incident. "He told me the story of his life and it brought me to tears. He hugged me so hard, he cracked my front tooth. You really get out of this place what you put into it," Fingerhut said. What Homeboy is producing is giving other, high-end bakeries a run for their money. Everything at Homeboy is made fresh each day and from scratch. "I want our homeboys and homegirls to take pride in what they are making," Fingerhut said, adding that the bakery's croissants are one of their specialties. "The people that come to us know we can do a lot for them, that we can help change their lives, but Homeboy has taught me the true meaning of giving and getting respect," Fingerhut said.


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Director of Bakery: Herb Fingerhut


www.savethedeli.com [cached]

Such was my experience at Kaufman's with the wonderful Dworkin family (Arnold, wife Judy, and daughter Bette) and their baker Herb Fingerhut.
Her noodle kugel was out of this world, but the best surprise lay with a recent item that Herb created. Robust, swift, and armed with a smile that could light up the darkest alley Herb Fingerhut instantly stood out as a man who loved what he did. And what he did was create a deliciously decadent item called Reuben Strudel. Basically this is a Reuben sandwich baked into pastry dough. It looks almost better than it tastes, and for someone like me who loves pastry more than he loves deli...well...it's deadly. But don't take my word for it, check out the video... When I left Bette and Herb were testing out personal sized Reuben Strudels, made like bourekas. [...] way back when I wrote about Herb Fingerhut, Bette Dworkin and the great folks at Kaufman's Deli and Bakery outside of Chicago?


www.savethedeli.com [cached]

His name was Herb Fingerhut, and from his loafy frame, to his butter soaked cheeks, the man oozed the warmth of an oven and the sweetness of the pastries he so deftly worked up.


www.savethedeli.com [cached]

His name was Herb Fingerhut, and from his loafy frame, to his butter soaked cheeks, the man oozed the warmth of an oven and the sweetness of the pastries he so deftly worked up.
"You never trust a skinny baker," he told me, as he crafted the divine Reuben Strudel seen in the video below. Herb had been working at Kaufman's Deli and Bakery, a Skokie institution owned by the Dworkin family, for just a few months, and he felt like he was at home. The seventh generation baker in the Fingerhut family, Herb had sadly been around to witness the end of his family's great business...one of Chicagoland's finest Jewish bakeries...the Chas Fingerhut Bakery. Over the decades they baked for everyone from FDR to Liberace. Kaufman's had given him a new forum, and he was in love with the work once again. Herb Fingerhut Jr. Working out of Kaufman's, Herb will begin baking old world style Jewish breads for mail order, including Babi Ryes that are real, dense rye breads, as opposed to the white bread masquerading as rye we've come to know.


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