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The Baker's Trade: A Recipe for Creating the Successful Small Bakery Paperback – January 1, 1998

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Ready to open your own bakery? Read this business guide first; it tells how Schat started with a nearly-abandoned bakery and turned it into one of the most popular spots in town. Schat shares the tips and techniques of his trade based on six successful years of bring back a failing business; his guide's packed with practical tips. Diane C. Donovan

The Bookwatch, March 1998 ". . . why not let Zachary Schat save you from unnecessary hard knocks? Lord knows, just baking the product takes enough energy. Use this book. Your family and loyal customers--pleased that you survived the rigors of starting a new business--will be glad you did. Peter Reinhart

Author, Brother Juniper's Bread Book, chef/instructor, California Culinary Academy -- Peter Reinhart

About the Author

Zachary Schat is a fifth-generation baker. After graduating from the University of California he bought a struggling shop his father had recently acquired. In five years he tripled daily gross sales to $1,500; then he opened a branch across town. Besides his own start-up experience, he brings 150 years of his family's baking background to the book.

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  • Item Weight : 1.75 pounds
  • Paperback : 275 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0963937162
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0963937162
  • Publisher : Acton Circle Pub Co (January 1, 1998)
  • Product Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.75 x 11.25 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.0 out of 5 stars 14 ratings