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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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Jun 22, 2022

Sometimes you just see a need and feel compelled to fill it.  After working together in the corporate world and being underwhelmed by the quality of their box lunches, Joan Kanner and Michelle Bond decided to bring the great bagels of their native New Jersey to Baltimore.  Starting with pop-ups and market bakes in 2015,...

Jun 15, 2022

In this episode, Mark riffs on the challenges faced with building your bakery, or running your marketing, on platforms that you don't own.  Plus, listener questions and more!

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Jun 1, 2022

There are a hundred moving parts at the bakery, even for solo bakers.  Ingredients coming in, food going out, and all the processes in between.  

Without well defined, repeatable, teachable systems, a day at the bakery can feel like chaos.  Get your team on the same page, however, and you can make more product, and feed...