Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because I think baking in general is fun but it would be rewarding to help someone achieve the "perfect loaf"!
What inspires me in this category:
I would really like to mentor in more categories but I love bread. It's the staff of life and what all cultures have in common. Whether it's a beautiful crusty loaf or an unleavened flat bread....it's wonderful.
I was a baker and pastry chef apprentice for several years. I had my own baked goods business.
Biggest Lesson Learned:
That you have to have patience when it comes to baking! Especially sourdough, poolish or bigas.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Books by Bernard Clayton, Peter Reinhart, Edward Espe Brown, Joe Ortiz, Jeffrey Hamelman, Bo Friberg, Beth Hensperger and Rose Levy Berenbaum.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
Apprenticed as a pastry chef and worked as a baker for 4 years. Own my own baked goods business for 3 years and attended culinary school and worked boh for 7 years.
- Make sure your yeasts and starters are active.