Seven years ago when Frank and I started BAKE! we had no idea if anyone would come to a class. We didn’t write a business plan, or even “run the numbers.” We took a leap of faith and built a teaching bakery because we were inspired by the idea. We had a desire to connect with our customers in a new and different way. We wanted to share our baking knowledge in a fun and supportive atmosphere, so that people could bake successfully at home. Our idea blossomed beyond our wildest expectations. Many of you come to class frequently (often with friends and family) and you've really advanced your baking knowledge and regularly bake at home. That was our number one objective and wow, it’s happening! Thank you for all your support and interest over the years.
This summer and fall will be one of transition at BAKE! We’ve been fortunate to have Shelby Kibler manage BAKE! for many years, but now he’s ready to move on to his next phase and open his own bakery. Shelby has taught hundreds of fantastic classes and made many important contributions to the school. Congratulations Shelby! Good luck with your new business! We’ll miss you.
So what's next? In the coming months you can expect to see a new principal and a new instructor joining us. We've had some incredible candidates and it's been a challenging selection process, but you'll be meeting our new team members very soon!
There will be some new faces and new knowledge coming to BAKE!, but the vision remains the same. Our primary focus is to teach you the recipes we’ve been working on at the bakery for the past 21 years. We will continue to share with you everything we’ve learned – no secrets at BAKE! - in the same informal, fun, and supportive atmosphere.
Many thanks for sharing your love of baking with us.
Bakehouse co-managing partner & BAKE! instructor