Learn the details of mixing, fermenting, shaping, and baking bread in this essential introductory course. The course covers baker’s math, ingredient selection and function, how mixing affects fermentation, and other bread baking fundamentals. Both enthusiasts and professionals gain a deep understanding of the baking process. This course explains in detail the 10 major steps bread baking, discusses the major ingredients including flour technology and a brief introduction to the milling process, mixing methods, fermentation, baking, preferments, baker’s math, and more. 4 out of 5 days, students make baguettes in the kitchen. This really enables students to see the effect of mixing methods, preferments, the protein content of the flour on the dough, see and feel how all those factors affect the extensibility and elasticity of the dough, the volume of the baked loaf, the color of the crumb, and flavor. On day 4, learn to work with other flours and shapes to produce whole wheat bread, rye bread, multigrain, pan bread, and braided egg bread. After completing Artisan I, you will have a solid grasp on the foundation of bread baking preparing you to move onto Artisan II: Baking Sourdough, Levain, and Wild Yeast.
In this workshop, you will learn how to bake Baguettes, Egg bread, Pan Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Multigrain bread, and Rye Bread.
Due to the new policy by the health department, please wear a face mask, and keep 6 feet apart from other people. We will check the temperature every morning when you come into the building.
The class will begin at 7:30 AM on Monday morning and at 7:00 AM after Monday. We will have breakfast pastries and Lunch box ready for you 30 minutes before class starts. (if you have any special diet please let us know in advance) We also welcome you to bring your own drink. Let us know if you have any questions feel free to contact: CustomerService@sfbi.com
Please note our cancellation policy.
Any notice of cancellation or transfers must be made in writing.
• More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date, Deposits will be reimbursed in full, minus a $45 cancellation fee o Transfers will be made at no charge; transferred deposits are non-refundable.
• Less than 6-3 weeks prior to the course start date: If canceling, the original deposit is non-refundable. If transferring classes, a $100 penalty fee will be subtracted from the deposit and the remaining deposit will be applied to the transferred class to reserve a spot. Transferred deposits are non-refundable.
• 2 weeks or less before the course start date Deposits are non-refundable No transfer will be granted.
• In the unlikely event of instructor illness or insufficient enrollment, SFBI will notify students by phone or email at least 10 business days before the scheduled start of a canceled class. In this case, students will receive a full refund of their tuition payment or may apply unused funds toward an alternate class. SFBI is not responsible for any hotel or airline fees that may incur in case of a canceled class. We recommend contacting SFBI to confirm enrollment before booking a trip to San Francisco.
Listed below are the items you must bring to class.
•Pens or pencils. You will use these to take notes in the classroom and the lab.
•Permanent marker. This piece of “equipment” is invaluable in the labs.
•Hair restraint. For safety and sanitation, you must restrain your hair if it’s long.
•Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Your shoes must be closed for safety. They should be comfortable enough to stand in all day.
•For safety, your pants must cover your entire legs. For your comfort, we recommend breathable pants. Checked chef’s pants are popular because they don’t show flour spills or stains.
•White chef’s coat. This is optional item. We strongly recommend chef’s coats because they look professional and protect your body and clothing. Most importantly, they keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.
We suggest that you dress in layers. Your chef’s coat (optional), with a t-shirt for your base layer and a long-sleeved shirt for warmth, should keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. You may want to bring a sweatshirt or fleece for the mornings.
There is parking at our location.
The address of SFBI is:
525 DNA Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080