Carlos Barbosa and Stephen Robinson in the Calverton bakery in 2021.


Photo Credit: Levi Mandel

About Newlight Breadworks

Stephen Robinson founded Newlight Breadworks out of his family's home kitchen in Bridgehampton, NY in early 2020. Stephen started baking small batches of sourdough boules and hand delivering these daily to Babinski Farm Stand. Buoyed by local demand, Newlight Breadworks quickly grew to serve restaurants, farm stands, and retail locations throughout the Hamptons and Suffolk County. 

Soon after moving out of the home kitchen, Newlight Breadworks expanded its growth with the support of the local East End Food Institute in Southampton, NY.

While the company initially carried the name "Hampton Sourdough" with its origins in sourdough, the expansion soon included a larger range of products. Out of Hampton Sourdough was born "Newlight Breadworks." Newlight Breadworks' first client, Babinski Farm Stand, is located on Newlight Lane in Water Mill, NY. 

Head Baker, Carlos Barbosa, is a leader in the field and a master of the craft. Carlos was previously the head backer at Danny Meyer's Manhatta as part of the Union Square Hospitality Group, and prior to that, he worked at the Dominique Ansel bakery in SoHo as well as at the Meyers Bageri in Grand Central Terminal. Newlight Breadworks' super-premium breads are handmade daily by a talented local team. 

Newlight Breadworks now offers over fourteen products and produces locally at the Stony Brook University Food Business Incubator at 4603 Middle County Road in Calverton, NY.

Newlight Breadworks Proudly Supports its Community

As Newlight Breadworks continues to grow within Suffolk County and beyond, we remain committed to serving the local community on the East End of Long Island. Each week, we deliver fresh bread to Springs Food Pantry and Montauk Food Pantry. We have also contributed our products to Southampton Fresh Air Home and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

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