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Know Your Baker

Neighbourhood bakers play a hugely positive role in their communities. One that goes far beyond basic nourishment. Their stories deserve to be heard.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they create and the people they serve.

Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.

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Apr 14, 2021

Edna Cochez is bringing all the good stuff to her native Panama, as a chef, baker and advocate for both chefs and baking brands.  She's run restaurants and wholesale bakeries, competed and judged on TV and has continually shared all that she has learned throughout her career.

In this episode, Mark and Edna discover all...

Apr 7, 2021

Adam Christie grew up in Regina and used to visit Mark's bakery before heading West.  After working in bakeries in Vancouver, he and his partner Jess moved to the Island and set up Working Culture Bread just a few blocks from Mark's apartment.  Now the roles are reversed!

In this episode, Mark sits down across the bench...

Mar 31, 2021

Brant Stewart came to Beirut as a photographer who wanted to tell the stories of the refugees fleeing the war in Syria. Before long, he was fundraising and starting food related projects in and around Beirut, including Mavia bakery.

In this episode, Mark learns of Brant's constant drive to help his community in Lebanon...

Mar 24, 2021

Ed Tatton travelled the world as a chef who baked, before coming to Whistler, BC.  where he took a look around and settled down to do some serious baking.  Before long, baking for neighbours wasn't enough and Ed and his wife Natasha got to work, opening Ed's Bred bakery and coffee in 2019 where they serve locals and...

Mar 17, 2021

Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller came to Fruita, Colorado for the awesome mountain biking and stayed. Visitors kept asking where to find good food in town and they took the hint and opened Hot Tomato Pizza to feed the people. But they aren't just feeding cyclists; they are building community across all social groups in...