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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.

Jan 16, 2019

Episode #37 of Rise Up! ended with Peter Claybaker, owner of Marquette Baking Company, dealing with downsizing his bakery and eliminating his retail service.  Since then there have been some major changes in Marquette and Peter is in a much better place.

In this episode, Peter shares his news and tells the story of how...


Jan 9, 2019

David Norman fell in love with bread during a trip to northern Europe.  So much so that it baking became his passion and career for over 30 years.  After baking all over the USA he settled in Austin and opened Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden, which has just opened its second location.  

In this episode David shares...


Dec 19, 2018

In this episode Mark riffs on a recent conversation he had about pop up events and the impact they have on brick and mortar businesses.  Rather than simply complain about pop ups, how can bakeries combine the best of pop ups with the best parts of their existing business?

 

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Dec 12, 2018

Mark first met Peter Claybaker in San Francisco when Peter was buying the deck oven for his brand new bakery.  10 years later, Marquette Baking Company continues to serve this small college town on the shores of Lake Superior, although the business has changed significantly in the last year.

In this episode, Peter...


Nov 28, 2018

Suzanne Gessler was a social worker and city planner. In a way, she still is. As owner and baker at Penny Loaf in Winnipeg Manitoba, Suzanne is making sure her bakery plays a key role in her neighbourhood's vitality.

In this episode, Mark and Suzanne talk about changing careers to open a bakery, how she built a little...