"Tell Sam that was the best bagel I ever had." 

—87 year-old New Yorker after a Northampton workshop


“My 13 year old daughter and I took Sam’s bread baking class as a mother-daughter activity. We had no idea we would enjoy it so much and learn such interesting things about the science behind dough! Bread making (especially bagels!) has become something my daughter and I continue to bond over long after the last class." 

— Audrey, Philly

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Fundamentals of Bread

A five class course

We combine  hands-on practice with book learning to build a strong, bread-baking foundation. As we bake our way through baguettes, challah, whole-grain sourdough, and bagels, our class will become a more than a place to get information. It becomes a baking community. You can't get the same learning experience in a one-off bread class. 

During every two-hour class we will bake finished loaves and we will send you home with fresh dough that you can bake at home. Materials are included in the price of the class as well as the Backyard Bread workbook with recipes and tips. 

Price: $220 for 5 classes, materials and Companion Book included


Custom Bread Workshops

For work or for fun, designed for you

We can design bread classes for any event, party, or get together. Once we know the goal of the event and who is coming, we put our teacher hats on and start lesson planning. We have designed customized workshops for: 

  • Birthday parties

  • A high school chemistry class

  • An inter-generational community housing get-together

  • A fundraiser

  • A work party

  • Hebrew School special events

At these events we have taught sourdough, challah, bagels, rye, wood-fired pizza, and more. You dream up a bread and we can teach it!


Our Teaching Philosophy

We teach the student in front of us. 


Great baking, excellent teaching. We care as much about our teaching skills as we do our baking skills. 

We expect varying abilities in the skill level, physicality, and learning speed of our students. 

Bread builds community and that's why we do this  Let's bake together.