Founder, Executive Baker

Benjamin Vickers is a native of Lakeland, Florida and was raised with a deep appreciation of all things sweet and yummy.

After studying literature in Tallahassee, he moved to New York for formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America, chasing his dream of opening a bakery named Honeycomb. During his time in New York, he worked at Dominique Ansel Bakery; became Pastry Chef of Serendipity Catering in Ithaca, NY; then baked breads, pastries, and desserts for the prestigious Relais & Châteaux resort Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.

He returned to his hometown in 2017 to become the pastry chef of Nineteen61 before founding Honeycomb. The breads, pastries, and desserts you enjoy owe their distinct style and exceptional flavor to Benjamin’s unique experiences and background.

His favorite dessert is mint chocolate chip ice cream… Yum!

To contact Benjamin directly, email


Farmer’s Market Breadseller

Born in Warren, Ohio, Chloe now calls Lakeland home. She teaches Social Studies to local middle school students and is a candidate to graduate from Southeastern University in May of 2019.

Chloe enjoys running, cooking, and leading worship; and spending time with her family, friends, and church. She loves classic rock, 80’s movies, and of course Dolly Parton!
Here at Honeycomb, Chloe earned her Golden Bee in January of 2019 and can be found serving artisan bread and bringing joy to Lakelanders each weekend at the Farmer’s Market.

Her favorite treats are chocolate chip cookies… mmmm!



Artisan Bread Baker

Maryssa was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She moved to lakeland knowing that great things are happening here and wanted to be part of it!
Maryssa works behind-the-scenes in the bakeshop side of Honeycomb, producing the breads and pastries that our guests enjoy at the Farmer's Market. She started as an apprentice in April of 2018, and now returns as a fully-fledged Honeycomb Bread Baker. Maryssa enjoys being a mommy to her young son, cooking amazing food, dancing off beat and hanging out with her family.

Her favorite treats are snickerdoodles!

“Life is what you bake of it”