Rachel WymanOwner Montclair Bread Company
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 degree in French, she studied baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she discovered a passion for baking bread. She says, “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 Tribeca Oven. In 2014 she won The Cooking Channel’s “Donut Showdown” competition with innovative entries such as a Sangria doughnut with red wine dough and fruit filling, and a Tres Leches doughnut with triple milk filling and avocado whipped cream. She is the owner of Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, NJ.