Bakers Dozen is a group that's passionate about baking. Members include professionals, home bakers, and just about anyone who loves baking or wants to get started. Bakers Dozen shares its collective knowledge and experience through educational and networking events. It is also committed to sharing the money realized from membership fees and payments for attending seminars with food-related and other charities.
Bakers Dozen was founded in California in 1989 by cookbook author and teacher Marion Cunningham and then-bakery-owner Amy Pressman. Whenever Marion traveled to Southern California, where Amy's bakery was, the two would spend hours discussing various baking ideas, problems, and techniques. Eventually they decided that if they learned so much about baking from their casual meetings, other bakers would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the pleasures and mysteries of baking, too. Several months later, the first meeting took place in San Francisco and Bakers Dozen officially came into being.
Now there are Bakers Dozen groups in San Francisco, New York City and Salt Lake City. To learn more about each group, click here.
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