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Sunday, February 22 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Becoming A Baker: Modern Jewish Craftsmanship

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How does one become a baker in the modern world? After dropping out of pharmaceutical school, Zak Stern embarked on a five-year journey as a migrant organic farmer that took him from Homestead to India, Sweden, France, Israel, and Italy. He dedicated himself to learning craftwork — how to grow vegetables, make goat cheese, and bake sourdough bread. In his quest for wholesomeness, he returned to tradition and artistry, which led him to his current endeavor—opening Zak the Baker, his eponymous kosher bakery and cafe in the Wynwood Art District. In addition to sharing his path towards becoming a craftsman in the 21st century, Zak will also share with you some of his mouth-watering, artisan bread. 

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Zak Stern

Owner, Zak The Baker
Raised in Miami, Zak took the expected Jewish path of becoming a white-collar professional but found himself overcome with a yearning to create something with his hands, to make something that brought joy to others. Quitting his studies, he departed on a journey through Europe, apprenticing with numerous cheese makers and bakeries for about five years. Returning to Miami in February 2012, he began baking at home and then opened a small spot... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 124