Career 180: Finding his sweet spot in Red Hook

Renato Poliafito

(Credit: Renato Poliafito is a co-owner of BAKED bake shop in Red Hook. (Brian Kennedy))

Renato Poliafito is the co-owner of BAKED bakery, (359 Van Brunt St. , Red Hook), which he opened in January 2005 with his business partner Matt Lewis. He did website design and advertising until shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when he decided to switch careers. His original intention was to open a coffee shop, but a love for baking (and chocolate) drove Poliafito and Lewis, AKA "The Gentleman...

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