Celebrity Bakery

Celebrity Baker Takes Control of Expanding Empire

The world’s favorite celebrity baker, Buddy Valastro, expanded his baking empire with the recent grand opening of the second Carlo’s Bakery location in Ridgewood, NJ, using an ELAN system to provide efficient and easy-to-use A/V control. Working with custom integrator 360 Media Innovations, Valastro now has three ELAN Entertainment and Control systems — one at his New Jersey home, one at the Carlo’s Bakery Lackawanna Cake Factory in Jersey City, NJ and one at the brand new Carlo’s Bakery location in Ridgewood, NJ.

I use ELAN every day at home and at the Cake Factory,” Valastro said, “so I knew it was the perfect choice to give my employees and managers total control of the audio and video at the new Carlo’s Bakery in Ridgewood. As Carlo’s Bakery continues to grow I’ll need technologies that make it easier for me to manage operations at multiple locations, and one of the reasons I love the ELAN system is I can expand it later to provide remote access to security and surveillance.”

With plans to open several additional Carlo’s Bakery locations by the end of 2014, Valastro will benefit from the remote capabilities of the advanced ELAN system and be able to quickly check in on multiple locations right from his iPhone. According to 360 Media Innovations co-owner Abiose Gale, the technology at the new Carlo’s Bakery isn’t just the wave of the future, but the reality of the present that can make managing retail locations easier and even provide financial savings over the long term.

I use ELAN every day at home and at the Cake Factory.”
-Buddy Valastro, Celebrity Chef and ELAN user

Powerful Automation

“That’s what’s so great about the ELAN system—it can perform all these really powerful automation processes but is easy enough for a complete technophobe to operate.”

– Aaron Lawrence, Audio Video Elements