Events & Tastings
For most people, the phrase “American bread” conjures some unfortunate stereotypes: white bread is bland, wheat bread is dry, and cornbread is just for sopping up chili. In this class, you’ll taste just how good American breads can be. You’ll learn how we make our succulent Bakehouse White; discover a 100% whole wheat bread so sweet, Bakehouse founder Frank Carollo named it after his daughter Margaret; and bake our tasty, slightly sweet Northern style cornbread. Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading and shaping your loaves too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 5 loaves of bread you made in class and great coupons.
You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you two classic doughs, two sauces, and some traditional shaping techniques. Learn these versatile recipes for Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta, as well as classic marinara sauce. We'll also demonstrate making a fresh pesto sauce. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, pasta dough you made in class and great coupons.
Do you love custards and puddings? Love buttery pie crusts? Eat whipped cream by the spoonful? Yes! Yes! and Yes! Then this class is for you.
Join us to make two of our Bakehouse best: chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie. We’ll also demonstrate our popular key lime pie. Since it’s baked it’s not really a “cream” pie but it’s definitely creamy and delicious.
In this class, you'll learn how to make a
buttery and flaky pie crust from scratch (no shortening allowed!), how
to roll and bake the crust, and how to make the chocolate cream pie filling and coconut cream pie filling from scratch. For the key lime pie demonstration, we'll show you how to make a buttery graham cracker crust, and the rich, tart filling. We'll also demonstrate fresh whipped cream to top the pies.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 10" chocolate cream pie and one 10" coconut cream pie and great coupons.
Learn to make the rye Zingerman's is famous for! Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye." You'll make onion rye, pumpernickel and vorterkaker, a Norwegian 100% rye. Get tips on creating and maintaining a rye sour at home that will give your bread amazing flavor. Your sandwiches will be sending you thank you notes.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four loaves of bread you made in class, rye sour to make more bread at home and great coupons.
All about the systems and techniques Zingerman’s uses at every stage of the Employee Life Cycle. Not at all about HR laws and policies, but respectful of them, this seminar covers how we create HR systems and Management best practices that serve your organization’s bottom lines and culture, all while delivering a rewarding experience to employees!
For managers looking for ways to help your team excel, small business owners needing to don yet another hat and HR professionals looking for a different perspective!
COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:
Be able to explain how Zingerman's works to build a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and personal responsibility, balanced by the need for legal compliance.
Learn about the stages of the Employment Lifecycle and the role that managers play in each stage.
Acquire a variety of new tips, tools and techniques to improve the staff experience in your own organization.
Find a network of peers to call upon to help you get past roadblocks.
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!
Calling all chocoholics! Let's bake some of our favorite treat recipes for your daily chocolate fix: cream-filled chocolate whoopie pies, rugelach filled with chocolate ganache, and heavenly cheesecake brownies. It's gonna be chocolate-covered fun.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class, and great coupons.
Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. We’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones, sweet potato biscuits (a staple at Thomas Jefferson’s house) and Southern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, this staple will surely become one of your favorites!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 dozen pastries you made in class and great coupons.
A guided tasting with Emily, the Deli’s Chocolate Lady, highlighting what makes great chocolate so good! We’ll go over the basics of cacao and the production of chocolate, before diving into a smorgasbord of dark chocolates from our retail shelves that showcase a range of producer personalities & flavor profiles.
While you'll get to try chocolate, the food provided will be tasty tidbits and not a meal. Come learn about great chocolate and leave with sweet knowledge.
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.
Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own magic brownie with toasted walnuts (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living Magazine), a fudgy brownie, buenos aires brownies with dulce de leche caramel and pecan blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four pans of brownies you made in class and great coupons.