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Greetings from Central MA - beginner professional baker!

ThreeCatNite's picture

Greetings from Central MA - beginner professional baker!

Hi All!!

My name is Sarah and I'm excited to join this site and pour through the amazing information in the forums. I am a baker/pastry chef for a small bistro/beer bar in central MA and will be opening an affiliated bakery in the next fe months. I know this site is for "amateur" bakers, but I feel like I am a beginner myself and would like to share my baking experiements and pics! My background is as a chef and expertise is more in the pasty arena so breads and other yeasted prodults are a new endeavor for me.

I started a blog and myself and hopefully future team member will post our adventures in opening a new bakery!



SteveB's picture

Hi Sarah, as a fellow Massachusett (Massachusite, Massachusian, Massachusettean?), I welcome you to The Fresh Loaf.  There is a wealth of knowledge on this site so feel free to dig into the archives.  We all look forward to hearing more of your exploits in opening your bakery.



johnster's picture

I'm out in Medway (MetroWest).  Definitely let us know as soon as you get your bakery open.  That would make for a nice family field trip for us.  


On your blog, those pastries and cakes are particularly heart-stopping!  


Welcome, and best of luck,



gr8bskt's picture

Hello Sarah,

I'm new here, too, and golden brown with envy!  What *gorgeous* baked goods.  I can smell them from here.

- Jennifer : )

Klutzy's picture

Hi from western Mass! Good luck with your new bakery. Unfortunately all the Flickr pics said "currently unavailable," so I was unable to see your creations except for the wecks, but they all sound great.

Soundman's picture

Welcome, Sarah, to TFL! And good luck with your bakery.

With all the MA bakers coming out to say hi, I can't truly call you neighbor; I'm way down south in CT.

I admire anyone with the talent, devotion, not to mention physical strength, to open a bakery. Let us see your progress -- BTW your rye bread is gorgeous, I want a piece, or a loaf!