Baker & Cook started out as a single bakery food store in a quiet suburban neighbourhood in Singapore.
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The Story and Recipes Behind the Successful Artisan Bakery and Food Store
Baker & Cook started out as a single bakery food store in a quiet suburban neighbourhood in Singapore. In a short span of five years, Baker & Cook is now a household name with 10 outlets in Singapore, including two sourdough pizzerias and a cooking school, and three outlets in the Philippines, with more to open in other locations around the world. In this book, Dean Brettschneider, founder and co-owner of Baker & Cook, Plank Sourdough Pizza and Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, shares the success story behind Baker & Cook in full and candid detail. He also provides expert advice on bread- and pastry-making techniques, and tops it off with more than 60 recipes for breads, cakes and other bakery-related foods, including the bestsellers at Baker & Cook and Plank. Whether you’re a fan of Baker & Cook, someone looking to understand how the business works or an avid baker, this book promises something for everyone.
Dean Brettschneider is one part professional baker and one part entrepreneur. Arguably one of the world’s best bakers with an international following, Dean is truly a global baker. He resides in Denmark, Singapore and New Zealand, where he heads up his global baking empire. He travels regularly to all corners of the world as a consultant to the global F&B and baking industry. Dean is the founder and co-owner of the global artisan bakery and food store chain Baker & Cook, Plank Sourdough Pizza and Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School. He also is a co-owner of the London-based Crosstown Doughnuts. Dean is also the author of 13 award-winning books on baking. He appears as co-host and lead judge on the successful reality TV series, New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker. He also hosts the Kiwi Baker series in Shanghai, France, Singapore and California, as well as many other TV programmes that promote baking excellence, travel, food and culture.