WICHITA — West Wichita, get ready for a Wild Thyme.
Jody Briceland is opening the bakery and cafe next month near the southwest corner of 53rd and Maize by Pizza Hut.
Briceland says she's always wanted to "have an outlet to use all the passion I have for food and entertaining (and) customer service.
"I love people. I love to be in the mix of things."
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For the last year, she's been in training of sorts while working for Green Acres Market & Deli.
"I just wanted to do a trial run, and they allowed me to do that," Briceland says. "They've been very supportive of me."
Briceland also formerly managed the Rolling Hills Country Club, ran her own catering business and worked in real estate.
She’s been working at Green Acres for the retail experience.
"I wanted to get a feel for it. It just clicked."