Quick History of Culbert's Bakery

Culbert’s Bakery started in the early 1800’s, but the person who opened it in this time period is unknown. In 1906 the late DJ Curry and his son Arthur took over the bakery and it was names “Curry’s West Street Bakery”. Mel Culbert took over the bakery in 1942, and as soon as he retired it was passed down to his son Berry Culbert. After many years it was passed down again to Darin Culbert who owned and operated it until 2022.

In 2022, Madeleine Lambert, granddaughter of the late Dr. Kenton Lambert and Libby Lambert of Goderich, and niece to Anne-Marie and Taylor Lambert in Goderich, took ownership of Culbert’s Bakery from Darin Culbert.

In April 2024, she expanded operations with a new location at London’s Covent Garden Market and began showcasing at local markets such as Stratford, Grand Bend, and Forest Farmers Markets. Madeleine Lambert’s commitment ensures Culbert’s Bakery remains a cherished cornerstone of Southwestern Ontario, continuing to delight generations with its time-honored recipes.

History Timeline

1800's

Culbert’s Bakery started but the person who opened it in this time period is unknown.

1906

In 1906 the late DJ Curry and his son Arthur took over the bakery and it was names “Curry’s West Street Bakery”.

1942

Mel Culbert took over the bakery in 1942

Culbert Family

Mel Culbert retired and passed the bakery down to his son Berry Culbert.

Culbert Family

After many years it was passed down again to Darin Culbert who owned and operated it until 2022.

Selling Culbert's Bakery

In 2022, Madeleine Lambert ( Grandaughter of late Dr. Kenton Lambert and Libby Lambert from Goderich and Niece of Anne-Marie and Taylor Lambert in Goderich) purchased the bakery from Darin Culbert and currently owns it today.

First Expansion to London Ontario

In April 2024, Madeleine Lambert opened a second permanent Culbert’s Bakery location in London Ontario at the Covent Garden Market.

Farmers Markets

In June 2024, Culbert’s Bakery joined the Stratford Farmers Market, The Grand Bend Farmers Market and the Forest Farmers Market.