Executive Team:

Doug Weinstein - Co-Owner / COO

Doug is a classically trained bakery/pastry/culinary veteran with 35-years of experience. Doug has worked in some of the best known establishments in Southern California including:  Westin Century Plaza Hotel, Westin South Coast Plaza, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Checkers Hotel, The Broadway Deli, More Than a Mouthful 
Catering. Doug  worked for culinary icons such as Michel Richard, Bruce Marder, Thomas Kellar, Christian Rebufat, Barry Colman as well as Colin Cowie, party planner to the stars. Doug has used his culinary skills to benefit the Jewish community in Long Beach and most recently Santa Barbara. Most notably establishing the Challah program for the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation which delivers up to 200 challot per week, as well as additional baked items for holidays and special events. Doug has also taught classes at Congregation B’nai Brith in SB, Temple Israel in Long Beach, and also cooks for the senior lunch program called the Schmooze room feeding up to 70 seniors per week.  Doug is the host of "Get Baked With Chef Doug" a zoom cooking show sponsored by the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation and airs the first and third Thursday of the Month.

Brian Hollander - Co-Owner - CEO

Brian  has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. He is an experienced manager, advocate and community organizer with extensive program management, program development and grant writing experience. Brian has worked in Jewish leadership in a multitude of capacities, including on the membership committee, board development committee, multiple social action programs and, most recently, as the Co-Vice President for Engagement and Special Projects for Congregation Berith Shalom of Troy, NY, one of the oldest continuous congregations in the country. Brian will be the executive director of our Non Profit project we are calling "L'dor V'dough" and our mission is to pass along from generation to generation the traditions of Jewish baking through community outreach,  field trips to the bakery, online baking classes and a work training program.  Look for that program to launch Q1 of 2022.

Ramon Luna - Chief Baking Officer

Ramon has been a baker at Diamond Bakery for over 28 years. Ramon was trained by the original owners Mr. Lottman and Mr. Rubinstein.  Thanks to the commitment and dedication of Ramon and his sons, Diamond Bakery survived the Pandemic and will continue to thrive under his leadership. Ramon has never missed a day, never called in sick and has maintained the traditional recipes as they were intended.  We are honored to have Ramon on our team.

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