Meet Our Staff 

Ayres has been a pillar of the community since 1979. Focusing on a friendly and family atmosphere and providing quality products has allowed us to maintain longstanding customers as well as welcome new. 

Our staff have many years of experience in the industry and a vast knowledge of products and cooking know-how. We all have a passion for food, cooking and baking! We look forward to seeing you at the store and helping you with all your cooking and baking needs.



Our Edge

We offer many new and hard to find baking and cooking ingredients, supplies, utensils, accessories and kitchen gadgets. If we don't have what you need we will find it for you and order it right to the store for easy pick-up.

We will exceed your expectations with our selection and friendly service.

Store Information

354 King Street North
Waterloo, ON
N2J 2Z2

Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 6:00PM    

8:00AM - 5:00PM                    

Holiday Hours                           

October 14 Thanksgiving CLOSED     


Bob Doede
Bob has worked in the food industry since he was 14. For the past 25 years at Ayres, he has been committed to providing high quality products at a competitive price in a clean and friendly environment.

Nancy Doede
Nancy brings her knowledge of cooking and baking to the Ayres team. When she's not busy at the store, you'll find her in her kitchen preparing a new or favourite meal, snack or dessert. 

Jennifer Risko
Jennifer is usually working behind the scenes updating the website and sending out the biweekly e-newsletter. She is passionate about cooking and baking, and loves to cook! She helps to track down and re-develop the best recipes to share with Ayres customers and followers on the Blog and in the newsletter.

Janis Whent
Janis' friendly smile will greet you at cash or while she assists you at finding all of your baking supplies or other groceries around the store. 



Great selection, good price...

“Great selection, good price too. I can also pre-order larger boxes of items I need.They always seem to be able to help me, even suggesting other location when they cannot order a certain item.”

— Thomas

Excellent selection of flours...

“Ayres has the freshest nuts I've found in town. I started going there when I first bought a bread machine for their excellent selection of flours. I also buy a lot of my spices there.”

— Kaylen

Able to order specialty items...

“I went looking in many baking/bulk stores to find some specialty items; however, I had no luck. Even though Ayres did not have the item in stock, they were able to order it for me and had it for me within days. Excellent service!”

— Alicia