The Baker’s Dozen Kolaches and Donuts is owned and operated by Laura Auhing. With the help of her husband Rick, Laura opened the neighborhood donut shop at 23933 Nichols Sawmill Rd. Hockley, TX 77447, in February, 2008.
The stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur stumbled on the donut industry by accident. In 2001, while looking for a temporary part time job to make a little vacation spending money, Laura noticed an advertisement of a donut shop opening in her neighborhood. She stopped by and applied and when asked what type of experience she had in the food industry, Laura admitted to no food or retail experience. She didn’t know how to bake, cook, or work the register, but was eager and willing to learn. Laura was hired and worked for six weeks, the only amount of time she was able to commit. She learned a lot about the business in the short time she worked there and was asked to come back to work when she returned from vacation. Laura initially agreed to return... Read More