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


Artisan Apprentice

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 treat are chocolate chip cookies… mmmm!


“Life is what you bake of it”