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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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Mar 27, 2019

Sheena Howdle is travelling the world, baking bread wherever she goes.  After graduating from baking school on Vancouver Island, she slowly moved East, spending time in Saskatoon before making the big leap to the United Kingdom.

In this episode, Mark and Sheena talk about her life as a professional bread baker; where...

Mar 20, 2019

Sarah Rossi worked at bakeries from a young age, but never saw baking as a career choice.  But after the Great Recession hit, she figured working with dough was close to working with clay and the rest is history.

In this episode, Mark and Sarah talk about the Rhode Island School of Design, life as a bread baker in one...

Mar 13, 2019

Not only was Teisha our first intern at Orange Boot Bakery, but she also moved to Regina full time after graduation and became our Head of Bread. These were Orange Boot’s blissful days, where we had a full team and were rocking out the best baked goods in town.

But after a few years together, things got hard for...

Mar 6, 2019

Lieschen Moller has a busy career in the health care field, but bread baking has her in its gluten-y tentacles.  Last year, she started Lizzy's Bakehouse, a cottage microbakery that is making awesome bread for her subscription customers.

In this episode, Mark and Lieschen talk about starting a microbakery as a side...