Cary, NC – La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC will host its fourth annual Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House on June 25th from 3pm to 4pm. La Farm will offer behind-the-scene tours of the bakery, followed by a bread shaping demo, and an opportunity to see the bakers scoring and loading breads in and out of their hearth oven. A large variety of La Farm Bakery breads will be sampled throughout the afternoon, and guests will take home a White Chocolate Mini Baguette. This event is free, and all are invited to attend.
The Bakery Open House was conceived by the Bread Bakers Guild of America as a way to bring communities to their bakeries, as well as champion locally made bread. Guild member bakeries around the US open their doors to the public and allow bread lovers to see where and how their bread is made, to ask questions and to taste.
Lionel Vatinet teaches hands-on bread baking classes regularly at his NC bakery, and in his home kitchen, as well as around the US.
Current classes offered at La Farm Bakery:
May 10, “Tarts Gone Wild”
May 11, “Mother and Child” class for Mother’s Day
Upcoming bread baking classes, dinners & events:
On-going, Breads served at Competition Dining
June 1, James Beard Foundation Dinner with Border Springs, NYC
June 18, Bread Demo at Western Wake Farmer’s Market for “Sustainable Living Day,” Cary, NC
June 24-26, Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride, CO
September 19, Hands-on Bread Baking Class, Southern Season Cooking School, Chapel Hill, NC
September 22-25, Euphoria, Greenville, SC
October 11, TerraVITA Food & Drink, Chapel Hill, NC
La Farm Bakery is owned by Lionel Vatinet – a two time James Beard Foundation nominee for “Outstanding Baker,” and author of A PASSION FOR BREAD: LESSONS FROM A MASTER BAKER (Little, Brown & Co.). Vatinet emerged from France’s prestigious “Les Compagnons du Devoir” Guild in 1990 with the distinguished title of Maitre Boulanger, and pledged to devote his life to teaching, sharing and preserving the ancient art and science of bread baking. Vatinet has consulted for many of the most well-known artisanal bread brands in the US, and abroad, and was the founding instructor at San Francisco Baking Institute. He continues to teach professional and home bakers at his bakery and in his home kitchen, and in classes throughout the country. When he and his wife and partner Missy Vatinet opened La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC in 1999, they have received praise in Food & Wine, Country Home, Garden & Gun and O Magazine. La Farm Bakery is a realization of Lionel Vatinet’s lifelong dream – a modern bakery that continues the centuries-old baking traditions and techniques, honoring the ordinary yet extraordinary boulangeries that once flourished in every little town in France. At La Farm Bakery they produce over 35 different styles of artisan bread throughout the year for their bakery, area Whole Foods Markets, farmers markets, and for their Bread Truck. La Farm Bakery also ships nationwide. www.lafarmbakery.com