Dozens of Los Angeles' top pastry chefs are pooling their talents for the 2nd annual Bakers Will Bake Sale on Sunday, April 13, at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Founder and pastry chef Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County says the sale's mission is "to bake and sell a ridiculous amount of baked goods and donate the money to a good cause." Proceeds from this year's sale will benefit the Garden School Foundation, a local organization that develops garden-based programs at under-served schools in Los Angeles.
So far, more than 20 local bakeries and restaurants are participating in this year's Bakers Will Bake: Jullapat along with Shannon Swindle of Craft; Christine Moore of Little Flower Candy Co.; Clemence Gosset of Gourmandise School; Zoe Nathan of Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive and Huckleberry; Mariah Swan of BLD; Zack Hall of Clark Street Bread; Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery; Sarah Lange of the Hart and The Hunter; Kei Okumura, Sugarbird Sweets; Meadow Ramsey, Sqirl; Annie Miller, Clementine; David Rodriguez of Providence and Connie & Ted's; Elizabeth Belkind, Cake Monkey Bakery; Max Lesser, Morning Glory Confections; Melissa Cortina, Pig and Pastry; Rose Lawrence, Red Bread; Michelle Park, Akasha; Ann Kirk, Little Dom's; Barbara Monderine, the Village Bakery & Cafe; Joann Yan, Cube Marketplace; Valerie Gordon, Valerie Confections; Jonathan Grahm, Compartes Chocolates; Tara Maxey, Heirloom LA; and Sherry Yard, Helms Bakery.
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"To contribute, even if in a small way, to exposing children to the concept of where food comes from and how it can be prepared in nutritious and exciting ways, is to me one of the biggest lessons those of us in the food industry can leave behind," says Jullapat in a statement. "I'm all in, whether it is by getting my hands dirty in the garden along with the kids or hitting up my friends to invite them to join Bakers Will Bake."
Last year Jullapat was motivated to launch a bonanza of a bake sale while volunteering with the Edible Schoolyard at the Larchmont Charter School. She and her pastry chef friends from across the L.A. community set up at the Hollywood Farmers Market raised more than $3,000. Proceeds helped the Edible Schoolyard at the school buy a stainless steel prep sink and refrigerator for gardening and cooking classes.
Bakers Will Bake hopes to double its proceeds this year by offering a larger variety of both sweet and savory treats. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Updates will be posted at facebook.com/bakerswillbake.