Rachel Wyman grew up in Maryland and as a child watched her grandmother make wedding cakes. After graduating from the University of Florida with a French degree, she studied baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she discovered a passion for baking bread. She felt, “There was a soulfulness about it that wasn’t found in fancy cakes.” She has worked for Bread Alone Bakery, Amy’s Bread, and the Ritz-Carlton and has developed bread recipes for Wegmans, Whole Foods, Target, and Starbucks. In 2014 she won The Cooking Channel’s “Donut Showdown” competition. In 2015, Bake Magazine named her “One of the 25 Most Influential Bakers in the US.” In 2016, she was featured in the New York Times story "Montclair Bread Company has Sunday Treats All Week Long." Recently, Rachel wrote about the struggles of operating a business during the pandemic for CNN Business Perspectives. She is the owner of Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, NJ where she resides with her three children.
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