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The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created 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.

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast with Mark Dyck Mark Dyck: Baker and lover of bakeries

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created 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.

    David Aplin and Camelia Proulx of Cliffside Hearth in Scarborough, Ontario

    David Aplin and Camelia Proulx of Cliffside Hearth in Scarborough, Ontario

    David Aplin was a rock guitarist who apprenticed as a baker at Loblaws.  Camelia Proulx was building a career in the food industry front-of-house.  Together, they spent the past 12 years rocking the baking world in Scarborough, Ontario at their bakery Cliffside Hearth.
    In this episode, Mark, David and Camelia sit down to talk bread, wood fired ovens and getting the maximum production from a very small baking space.  And Mark discovers just how closely his baking journey has aligned with David's, year after year.
    And also, some annoucements around baking gatherings with Mark over the next few weeks!
    Helpful Links
    Cliffside Hearth Website
    @cliffside_hearth_bread_company on Instagram
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Anna Gordon, founder of The Good Batch in Brooklyn, NY

    Anna Gordon, founder of The Good Batch in Brooklyn, NY

    Anna Gordon started selling her amazing cookies at the Brooklyn Flea in 2010 and has since created a delicious destination bakery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.  
    In this episode, we kick off 2023 with a vibrant conversation about Anna's love of creating layers of flavours and textures, visualizing the perfect day of a bakery owner, and what it's like to create a platform that does so much tasty good in her community.
    Helpful Links
    The Good Batch
    @thegoodbatch on Instagram
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Karen Bornarth, Executive Director of the Bread Bakers Guild of America

    Karen Bornarth, Executive Director of the Bread Bakers Guild of America

    Karen Bornarth has been an active part of the American bread scene for over two decades.  This past July, she was named Executive Director of the Bread Bakers Guild of America and is fully engaged moving the baking profession forward.
    In this episode, Karen shares her baking story, from late nights at Amy's Breads to her baking and education work at Hot Bread Kitchen.  And they dig into Karen't vision for the Guild as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and set course for the next 30 years.
    Helpful Links
    Bread Bakers Guild of America
    @breadbakersguild on Instagram
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 59 min
    Kitty and Alex Tait, owners of The Orange Bakery in Watlington, UK

    Kitty and Alex Tait, owners of The Orange Bakery in Watlington, UK

    When Kitty Tait was 14, she went through a very rough time, and baking bread was key to her recovery.  She baked, and baked, and baked some more, until her friends and neighbours were well fed, and she kept on baking.  Soon Kitty and her dad Alex were baking by subscription, then at a retail shop and are now running The Orange Bakery in Watlington, UK full time.
    In this episode, Mark, Kitty and Alex sit down to talk about the remarkable growth of the Orange Bakery, their excellent book Breadsong, how Instagram helped Kitty find her teachers and mentors and their latest project to spread the craft and nutrition of fine bread baking.
    Helpful Links
    The Orange Bakery website
    @the_orangebakery on Instagram
    Breadsong:  How Baking Changed Our Lives - goodreads
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 57 min
    Josh Houston, baker and founder of Stark Raving Bread in Sooke, BC

    Josh Houston, baker and founder of Stark Raving Bread in Sooke, BC

    When Josh Houston started teaching cooking at his local high school, the incumbent chef put him in charge of the baking program.  It didn't take long before Josh was baking so much bread and pastries in order to 'crack the code' of yeast and gluten that he needed to start selling his extras.  Stark Raving Bread was born.
    In this episode, Mark and Josh discuss the birth and growth of Josh's bakery, moving from home to a commercial kitchen and soon back home again, and how he is finding the balance to bake for hundreds of people and still be a great husband and father.
     
    Helpful Links
    Stark Raving Bread
    @starkravingbread on Instagram
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 52 min
    Teisha Huff Returns: from bakery to high-end restaurant

    Teisha Huff Returns: from bakery to high-end restaurant

    Teisha Huff is back!  She and Mark catch up on her new project as head pastry chef at the new, chic, contemporary Latin-fusion restaurant Fortuna's Row in downtown Calgary, Alberta. 
    After ten years honing her craft as a bread and pastry baker around Saskatchewan, what's it like to create composed desserts?  How do Mom and Dad like having their daughter back?  What's it like working the evening shift? Are there cast-iron brownies on the menu?
    Plus, as many stories as Mark can muster with his Covid-addled brain.  Hope you enjoy this talk!
    Helpful Links
    @_teishalynn on Instagram
    Support the Podcast Here!
    Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website
    The Bakers4Bakers Community
    Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series
    Mark on Instagram
    Credits: Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck
    Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck
    Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

SteSim ,

Oh wow how did I not know this podcast!?

What a gem. Great guests and a great (hello Saskatchewan!) host! This will definitely keep me busy for a while. I love the stories and tips and information. A bread baker’s dream come true!

Josephine Kroeker ,

Moved deeply!

Just listened to the Jeff McCarthy/Breadservice episode & connected deeply with his story. As a stay-at-home-dad with a modest home bread business, this was balm for my soul in many ways. This show is more about bakers than baking & that is its strength for sure. Thanks, Mark!

Yumarama ,

Baker Listening to Bakers

I really appreciate getting in on a good bakery-themed "chat" with those who have walked the walk and who share experiences I can seriously relate to. The series is still young (episode 4 just came out today) and I'm hooked already. Thanks for doing this, Mark.

I look forward to many, many more! And I have lots of bakery night shifts ahead of me to enjoy them through. Multiple thumbs up!

Paul,
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Nanaimo, BC

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