Born in El Salto Juanacaltan, Jalisco, Manuel Bedoy learned the skill of baking sweet bread from his father. During the 50's Mr. Bedoy arrived in San Antonio, Texas where he went to work for the Castillo family, owners of one of the original Mexican bakeries in San Antonio. It was there where he met his future wife Emma Castillo. In 1961 Manuel and Emma Bedoy opened their own bakery. With perseverance and hard work, they were able to succeed as one of the most recognized bakeries in San Antonio, Texas.
Today, the Bedoy family is proud to continue their father's tradition by baking some of San Antonio's favorite pan ducle in their two locations. The Bedoy family has been dedicated to preserve their Mexican tradition and heritage through the simple act of baking bread.
Bedoy's Bakery began the tradition to prepare "Pan de Muerto" when the Rev. Virgil Elizondo then working at the Mexican American Cultural Center and Rector of the San Fernando Cathedral asked Mr. Bedoy to prepare a traditional "Pan de Muerto". Manuel Bedoy and his family started a tradition that has blossomed in San Antonio and now is part of "Dia de los Muertos celebration".
40 years ago Mr. Manuel Bedoy baked the first 5 Roscas de Reyes in San Antonio, since then the Bedoy Family continues the tradition by baking Roscas de Reyes in celebration of the Dia de Los Reyes using the original family recipe.