Cobs Bread Blog

Meet Steff Steers- Bakery Owner, Marathoner, Mother!

by Yvonne Y | Jun 29, 2017

COBS Bread will be celebrating its newest bakery opening at The Boardwalk on Wednesday, July 5th by hosting a community fundraiser with proceeds going to KidsAbility. 100% of sales from that day will be donated by the franchisee.

This is COBS Bread’s first bakery in Waterloo and is located at 245 The Boardwalk. Steff Steers, franchisee of COBS Bread The Boardwalk is a local Waterloo resident, marathoner, proud wife, mother, and experienced restaurant manager.

“Just over a year ago, we started looking at franchise opportunities and came across COBS Bread,” says Steers. “I looked online, liked what I saw, and then drove an hour to visit the nearest location in Burlington. We purchased a cross-selection of products to try and just loved them!”

Steff is a highly energetic person who is proud to say that she is part of 1% of the population who can call themselves marathon runners, having run four full marathons in her life, including the New York Marathon this year. And it must "run" in the family- Steff is pictured here with her son, Tyler (23), after running his first half marathon in Waterloo earlier this year. Steff is also a proud mother to Abbey (17) and wife to her husband Mark, who just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

To celebrate the opening, COBS Bread will be raising funds for KidsAbility, a recognized leader in Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential. 100% of sales from July 5th will be donated to the organization.