History of International School of Baking - How We Got Started!
Torrington Wyoming a town that loves "The Bread Doctor”.
Torrington Wyoming has a population of 6,700. with the nearest small town 1 hour away. People drive 2 to 4 hours to come to the bakery, with a list of what 2 to 3 of their friends want as well. The Bread Doctor is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They have a selection of over 80 fresh items to choose from every day they are open.
I tell people do not look at this bakery as a model to design one by. It is so unique
and the consistency of product is perfection. Ezdan Fluckiger MD works at the local
hospital 48 hours a week and a French baker 4 days a week, and the town loves him
as do I.
I have never worked in such a happy place where the employees are singing most of
Artisan breads are his number one seller then comes the Chicken Pot pies.
I am so fortunate to work as a consultant for him about a month a year, usually over
holiday times, developing new products and training staff. I try every time I go, to
bring new and different items that I know will be good selling items that their casual
market will love.
Opening and running a bakery in Honduras is only for the most dedicated person.
One such person is the owner of "Mesa Artesanal Bakery". Her dedication is a
marvel. I helped her open a bakery 13 years ago which was short lived when the
hillside gave way and the bakery slid with it and all was lost. She pondered for 9
years what to do, as she desperately wanted a bakery. 3 years ago she came to me
for two more courses to refine her cakes and Chocolates. 2 years ago she opened a
beautiful bakery with the feel and taste of Paris.
We talk on "FaceTime or WhatsApp" almost daily, usually discussing baking issues. I
go to Honduras 1 to 2 times a year to run her bakery while the family goes on
vacation for a month or so. I am so delighted to take on the job. Not speaking
Spanish is no longer an issue, as the "App" "Translate" even though not always
perfect has proven to be a real help. The employees and I laugh a lot but we really
get things done. We try new thing and they learn new products and it is a great time
for all of us.
This blog is about My recent trip May 10 to June 20 2018 to Honduras
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