Illustration of carriage with "Boudin Bakery" on it

Boudin Bakery: 
An Anecdotal Chronology

We’ve been baking San Francisco’s favorite bread since the days of the Gold Rush—and a lot has happened since. Get a sample of some noteworthy events below.

1906

The Great Earthquake and Fire. The bakery moves to its current 10th Ave. location.

Louise Boudin

1906

As the earth shook, Louise Boudin scooped the mother dough into a bucket, and saves the bakery business.

1910

Louise retires. Her sons Charles and Jules take over the expanded baking company.

Steve Giraudo, Sr.

1913

Destined to carry on the Boudin legacy, Stefano Giraudo was born in San Francisco.

1919

The Giraudo family leaves San Francisco to return to the family farm in Busca Italy.

1926

At the age of thirteen, Steve Giraudo leaves the family farm in Busca to apprentice as a baker at the Boulangerie Hugo in Toulon, France.

1927 San Francisco Airfield Dedicated

San Francisco leased a 150–acre cow pasture site from the estate of D.O. Mills, founding president of the Bank of California, to build a municipal airfield. Today San Francisco International (SFO) is one of the most heavily traveled airports in the world.