A.M. Bagel is a collaboration between Alexis Pollina and Myron Seniw, two passionate people who bonded over their love of hospitality, food, health and fitness. We strongly believe that all good things start and end with food.
Alexis has worked in restaurants for the last 10 years, starting as a hostess and working her way up to a catering marketing coordinator. During the weekdays she is a devoted and passionate teacher to both children and adults. She graduated from Uconn with a Bachelors in Political Science and from Fairfield University with a Masters in TESOL. Her experiences in each unique field have provided her with a multitude of opportunities to strengthen her skills as a leader and business owner.
Myron Seniw was born in Ukraine and raised to have a deep appreciation for food. His love for food started at a young age as he watched his mother and grandmother harvest, tend, and make their food from scratch. He went on to graduate from Johnson and Wales with his Bachelors in Culinary Arts Food Service Management. Throughout his career as a chef he has worked in restaurants, catering facilities, and even the Patriot's Stadium. For the past three years, Myron has worked for a corporate dining company as a Chef Manager. Myron has endless amounts of talent and experience in creating unique and delicious food. His passion for food shines through in all that he makes but especially in his New York style bagels!
Alexis and Myron began making bagels for fun during the 2019 Holiday Break. They were motivated by the lack of options in the area and wanted to tackle it head on. Once their friends got word of them making bagels, they wanted to try them! They decided to start delivering their friends test batches along with a Google survey. Each time they read the feedback and went back to redesigning their recipe. It wasn't until friends of friends began texting them to order that they realized they had discovered something very special.
Alexis went on to get a Cottage House License which allowed her to bake and sell out of her house during Covid-19. What began as a fun hobby, quickly turned into a full-time passion and career opportunity. Alexis and Myron were delivering bagels 3 days a week for months until they found a brick and mortar to call their home. A.M. Bagel located at 111 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT. is a small take-out only shop with an old-school feel. The owners are looking forward to a successful first store and plan to open more locations in the future.