Welcome to Bakers Dozen San Francisco

About Us

Who we are: Bakers Dozen is a nonprofit group of San Francisco Bay Area baking professionals and enthusiasts gathering to exchange information in a quest for knowledge and excellence. 

Red Velvet CupcakesWhat we do: Bakers Dozen typically hosts three luncheon meetings a year and a field trip, as well as occasional special interest workshops. Each meeting has a theme, such as comparing the results when we all bake the same recipe, a panel discussion of experts, or presentations from book authors. On our field trips, we typically go to a local farm or ingredient producer to learn about what goes into our baked goods. The group also hosts an active members-only internet discussion group.

Why we exist: Marion Cunningham and Amy Pressman formed the Bakers Dozen. After their many conversations regarding baking questions, these two consummate bakers brought together a group of interested bakers and created a forum to share knowledge and information. The first Bakers Dozen meeting was held in San Francisco in 1989.

What have we accomplished: By 1995 Bakers Dozen had grown to 300 members and began working on a cookbook. Six years of testing and collaborative effort later, The Bakers Dozen Cookbook was published in 2001. The group uses the profits to support local food-related charities.   

The organization has garnered national and local press.  We have been featured in Gourmet and Cook’s Illustrated magazines.  Our success inspired the formation of chapters in Utah and New York. 

Where we are now: Bakers Dozen is actively recruiting new members and creating meetings as diverse as our field.

Bakers Dozen continues to be a vibrant and dynamic organization, inspiring bakers young and old, professional and enthusiast. A love of baking and learning are our only requirements for membership!

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