Professional Development Opportunity for Bakers
Hungry Ghost Bread (in Northampton, MA)is offering an opportunity to bakers of all skill levels to “shadow” our production routine for a day. Limited to one participant at a time, individuals will be able to get behind the counter, put on an apron and be part of a fast-paced enterprise.
Natural leavens, local & regional flours, mixing, shaping and of course, baking: all this and more will be covered. How do you manage a wood-fired oven? Why retard the dough? Wholesale or retail? Any number of questions can be discussed, debated, and provisionally answered by people who’ve been doing it successfully –and acclaimed- for years.
This “stage” is geared for professional bakers, those exploring opening their own business, and even ambitious amateurs. We will not, however, be sharing recipes or gearing this specifically for home baking.
“Shadow” times are on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30am-5pm, and the cost (with take-home goodies!) is $200. Please contact us with any enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I had the great privilege of spending an entire day shadowing the bakers at Hungry Ghost, and it is an experience that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in starting their own bakery or simply baking better bread at home. Jonathan, Cheryl, and their colleagues were incredibly generous with their knowledge and experience, and I learned a tremendous amount by watching, by listening, and by doing. I have already applied many of the things I've learned to my own bread baking, and have been inspired to try a great variety of new techniques. Simply put, I had great fun and I learned a lot - I couldn't have asked for more." Nick Aretakis, New Haven CT