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BAKE! Your Way to Better Business with Zingerman’s (02/07)

February 12, 2007
Contact: BAKE! at Zingerman’s Bakehouse
3711 Plaza Drive


“Cooking is the new wave in corporate team-building,” according
to the New York Times

BAKE! hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse invites the local business community to set up private baking classes to improve employee morale, communication and sales and management skills.

“The cooking class approach to corporate team building has caught on,” according to the New York Times article “Wielding Kitchen Knives and Honing Office Skills” (January 13, 2007).  Stephen Gibbs, a co-owner of San Franciso’s Hands On Gourmet, told the Times, “This is a wonderful way to break the ice and get people familiar with each other while getting them to do something as basic as cooking.”

Located on the south side of Ann Arbor, the learning environment at BAKE! can represent a microcosm of the working world with deadlines, decision-making and cooperation necessary to succeed –  in a fun, relaxed atmosphere outside the office. Encouraging your work group to participate in a baking class together is a unique way to spark creative, problem-solving and partnership skills to carry over into the workplace.

BAKE! offers a wide variety of classes based on the breads and sweet stuff made at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. From pies to cake decorating to cookies and breads, these classes are designed for different levels of baking skill and provide a comfortable place to learn with at least two experienced bakers as instructors. Participants  leave BAKE! with tested recipes, the knowledge to recreate items made in class at home, and depending on the class, dough, loaves of bread, cakes or pastries to enjoy at home.

“BAKE! is the best School of Hard Knocks without the pain, humiliation and pressure,” insists Ann Arbor News food writer Nan Bauer. “You work side by side with superb teachers while you’re up to your elbows in ingredients. The class was fun.”

Please call  BAKE! at 734-761-7255 about group discounts and scheduling.