Lionel Vatinet

Lionel Vatinet is one of the most respected baking experts in America. In 1999, he coached the American team in the World Cup of Baking tournament to their first ever First Place win, and he has served as a baking consultant for Panera Bread, La Brea, and Zabar’s.  He owns La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, and regularly teaches baking courses there.  His book, A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker, was published in 2013 by Little, Brown and Company.