Meet the owners

In July of 2022, Bread Poets was purchased by the Dargis family: Peter, Jessica and daughters Belle and Hope Dargis.

Peter and Jess Dargis purchased Bread Poets Baking Company to continue the legacy and tradition of great bread making. After getting married in 2017, Peter and Jess moved from Minneapolis, MN back to Bismarck. Jess herself was born and raised in Bismarck, went to Century High School, then attended BSC before completing her college degree at UND in Grand Forks. Jess grew up eating Bread Poets and introduced Peter to the Bread Poets bread and it became the only bread eaten at the Dargis household. Peter and Jess have 2 daughters; Belle and Hope, who both love being taste testers for the delicious treats that are made at the bakery! Jess has a background and works in accounting, while Peter worked in various IT roles for medical software companies, including a stint at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck before making the career change to owning and operating Bread Poets.