Events & Tastings
One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!
You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.
**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.
We picked a few of our favorite cookies from around the world. First the American classic oatmeal raisin cookies, at Zingerman’s Bakehouse we call them Big O’s. Then we’ll bake and dip German Mandelhoernchen, or almond horns. Then finally the French classic, Madeleines.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the cookies you made in class and great coupons.
Ah, the pizza pie! It's a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make pizza at home! We're here to show you how easy and fun it can be to make New York-style and Chicago-style pizza recipes. We'll fire up our wood-fired oven to BAKE! them and give you plenty of pizza samples in class. We will also demonstrate Pizza Bianca, a flavorful Italian bread that is a great accompaniment to any dinner. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one New York-style pizza, one Chicago-style pizza, two New York-style pizza doughs, one Chicago-style pizza dough and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza snacking in class!
Learn about Servant Leadership – an out of the box approach to Leadership. Come to this seminar to find out what it is, why it’s a better way to be and our list of the 6 things effective servant leaders do. Throw in the concepts of Visioning, Energy Management, and Bottom Line Change® - our recipe for effective organizational change - and you’ve got yourself a seminar that is guaranteed to inspire and energize!
COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:
Learn new skills and knowledge that can improve your bottom-line performance as a leader.
Explore the leadership philosophy that has been successful at Zingerman's.
Learn how to implement and sustain effective change in organizations.
Practice using these new skills and concepts in a safe environment.
Establish a network of peers who face similar challenges.
Laugh out loud, have a-ha moments and realize that lots of well meaning and well run organizations face the challenges you do.
Tour Zingerman’s Deli and Zingerman’s Bakehouse for a behind the scenes peek of how we do things here.
Eat delicious Zingerman’s breakfasts and lunches catered by our oldest and newest businesses, and everything in between.
Get buzzed on coffee roasted by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Candy Company!
Indulge your palate. You deserve it.
Join us for an evening of chocolate and cocktail pairing in honor of Mother's Day. Together with special guests Mindo Chocolate and American Fifth Distillery, we’ve planned the sweetest event at the Roadhouse yet!
The founders of Mindo Chocolate, Jose Meza and Barbara Wilson, have been making quality bean-to-bar chocolate in Dexter, MI since 2009. Not only will Mindo bring amazing artisan chocolates to this special event, they will supply one of the most important tenets behind their craft: fun.
American Fifth Spirits Distillery, which opened in Lansing in 2015, offers unique drinks created with their lofty, hand-crafted spirits. We are happy to welcome American Fifth to personally mix each cocktail for you, complementing the luscious chocolates Mindo will be offering.
This is going to be good!
Bring your mother, a friend, or someone who just enjoys chocolate and really yummy drinks, but reserve your seat soon so you don’t miss out on an opportunity to treat yourself!
Please note: The menu for this special event includes cocktails and chocolates only. No food (besides chocolate!) will be served at the tasting.
If our Mambo Italiano class is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. All the fun and flavor in half the time. We’ll make sesame semolina from Sicily and focaccia from Genoa. You'll learn all the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, proofing and baking these yeasted breads at home. From the nutty flavor of sesame semolina to the olive oil infused decadence of focaccia, soon you too will be saying Viva Italia!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of sesame semolina, two focaccia rounds, semolina dough to bake later, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons.
Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Our own principal Dan was born and bred in the "D" and these foods are a beloved part of his memories there. Together we'll bake Detroit style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape and a family favorite long john coffeecake with butterscotch, walnuts and streusel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice and tips for mastering these new recipes.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one pizza, one coffeecake, baked cookies and cookie dough to make cookies at home and great coupons.
A fresh new class full of handy summer recipes. We’ll make tender Bakehouse sweet cream biscuits, golden vanilla pound cake and pavlova, a crisp sweet meringue. What do they have in common? They’re all delicious vehicles for your pick of ripe summer fruit and whipped cream. These simple and scrumptious treats are real crowd pleasers. Once word gets out about the desserts you're making, summer picnics and barbecues might turn in to block parties.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the three items you made in class and great coupons.
Take advantage of the farm-fresh flavors of a Michigan spring with this cocktail class designed around herbs grown right here at Cornman Farms. Herbs have held a place of honor in mixed drinks for centuries. Herbal cocktails are enjoyable on their own and pair fabulously with food. This evening we will embrace the sweet and savory herbaceous offerings of the farm, including mint, rosemary, and lavender, in three light and refreshing spring-inspired cocktails, which guests will learn to make themselves, and then imbibe while your host shares stories of cocktails and featured ingredients. We'll explore our take on the Mojito, the Gimlet, and the Italian Spritz, using fresh herbs grown right outside the barn! Stroll through our herb garden during the break, and enjoy gourmet snacks cooked up by our talented chef in the farmhouse kitchen periodically throughout the class. All guests will leave with recipes for all the cocktails made this evening, and the know-how to confidently recreate them at home.
We have so much to teach you about how to bake a great cake! In this class you'll learn three cakes, each requiring a different mixing technique: rich yellow Buttermilk Cake (which we'll use to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake), fluffy white Angel Food Cake, and dark intense flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake. We'll talk about choosing great ingredients and helpful tips for baking, plus you'll get hands-on practice mixing your cake batters. These cakes will outshine the box mix versions any day. Add them to your baking bag of tricks!You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 9" pineapple upside down cake, one 9" chocolate truffle cake, one 6" angel food cake and great coupons.