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While I spend a lot of my time travelling these days, I will attempt to keep visitors to this site up-to-date with news, opinion and issues from the world of baking.

'Baker & Cook' and 'Plank Sourdough Pizza' Open Today at S Maison, Conrad Manila

'Baker & Cook' and 'Plank Sourdough Pizza' Open Today at S Maison, Conrad Manila
(11 January 2017) - - New food concepts Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza open today, January 11, at S Maison in Conrad Manila. Both brands are the brainchild of global baker Dean Brettschneider, a Kiwi celebrity entrepreneur, TV host, and author. Brettschneider is both owner and founder of the two brands which first opened in Singapore, including Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School. Together with The Bistro Group team, he now opens his first outlets in Manila that showcases his signature artisan bread, cakes, pastries, and hand-crafted sourdough pizzas.
by Beatriz Acosta - photo by
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'Global baker' sees trend back to butter

'Global baker' sees trend back to butter
(5 January 2017) NZ Herald - New Zealand butter, says Kiwi-born 'global baker' Dean Brettschneider, is now melting the hearts of Asians as it melts in their mouths. Things have changed - especially the taste test. A few years back, stories abounded about the Asian palate not reacting well to the taste of butter. "That's because baking was driven by local interests who were interested only in a low price point - meaning the product was, well, pretty horrible," says Brettschneider - the baker who translated his New Zealand beginnings into a global business incorporating Shanghai, Singapore, Manila, London and Copenhagen, plus a healthy TV career and consultancy to the likes of celebrity TV chef Rick Stein.
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The Life Interview with Dean Brettschneider: Baker on the rise

The Life Interview with Dean Brettschneider: Baker on the rise
(31 October 2016) Since 2012, Baker & Cook founder Dean Brettschneider has rapidly opened seven bakeries, two pizzerias and a culinary school in Singapore. The Strait Times Lifestyle talks to Dean about his background, the success of the Baker & Cook chain of artisan bakery - foodstores, and plans for his Baker & Cook, Plank pizzeria and Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School foodie empire.
(Photo credit: Ng Sor Luan).
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Baker & Cook Kiosk at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay

Baker & Cook Kiosk to open in Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay:
(8 June 2016) Guests of Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay can now say good morning to top quality breads, pastries and coffee by acclaimed local bakery Baker & Cook. A new Baker & Cook Kiosk will be located in the sprawling indoor-outdoor lobby atrium of the hotel, providing guests, neighbours and staff with delicious menu offerings all day for a light meal on-the-go, gourmet coffee meeting or dinner.

Since the opening of the first flagship outlet in 2012, Baker & Cook has rapidly expanded to five bakeries – the flagship outlet at Hillcrest Road, followed by Chip Bee Gardens, Bugis at Intercontinental Hotel, Sunset Way at Clementi Arcade and Swan Lake Avenue at Opera Estate. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay will be the first Baker & Cook Kiosk.

The Baker & Cook Kiosk is located in Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay, 2 Magazine Road, S 059573, +65 6532 2108. It will be open seven days a week, with operating hours from 10:00am – 10:00pm.
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Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School is opening in April 2016

Dean's new Baking & Cooking School opening in Singapore:
(3 January 2016) Our new Singapore-based Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School will be opening in April 2016. The school has a modern, inviting, state-of-the-art, purpose-built kitchen, catering to all levels of home cooks and those wanting to take their baking & cooking to the next level.

Built on the strong foundations of Dean Brettschneider’s successful Baker & Cook artisan bakery & foodstore business, Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School offers professional, educational and hands-on baking & cooking classes held in a fun and casual environment.

With an internationally acclaimed baking career spanning almost 3 decades and an uncompromising passion for new world artisan baking, Dean Brettschneider leads a team of passionate chefs, cooks and baristas who teach an exciting variety of cuisines and techniques for all abilities from beginner to accomplished cooks.

Choose from day classes, evening classes, weekend sessions and 2 day masterclasses - and best of all - be in the company of like-minded and creative people who are keeping the art of baking and cooking alive!
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Fifth Singapore Baker & Cook store on the way:
(27 September 2015) We couldn't resist searching for another very cool neigbourhood to hang out in and deliver our wonderful Baker & Cook experience & store. After the overwhelming success at our Opera Estate Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza operations, we found the exact location that has made Baker & Cooksuch a success. We are sooooooo excited to be coming to the wonderful neigbourhood of Clementi (at Clementi Arcade, right beside the entrance of the Cold Storage and Daily Scoop Ice-cream store). We have just begun the design stage and I would expect us to be opening the door within the next 4 - 6 weeks. Fresh Breads, Pastries, Cakes, Allpress Coffee, Juices, Eggs Benedict, Pies, Quiches, Cookies, Wine, Salads, Jams & Chutneys & so much more.....


Baker & Cook - Bugis

Baker & Cook opens another new Singapore store:
(20 April 2015) Baker & Cook opened its newest artisan bakery and foodstore last month in Bugis, actually located in the InterContinental Singapore hotel, with the store front opening onto North Bridge Road.
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BREAD by Dean Brettschneider

BREAD - Dean's new book released next month
(4 June 2014) There is nothing quite like the taste and aroma of warm, freshout- of-the-oven bread baked in your own kitchen. BREAD by Dean Brettschneider (Penguin Group (NZ), released 25 July 2014) is the definitive collection of irresistible recipes from a truly global baker, with stunning photography from leading food photographer, Aaron McLean. Whether you fancy a bagel or a baguette, sourdough or sticky buns, these delectable and easy-to-follow recipes are sure to become firm favourites.
BREAD - press release. Adobe PDF file

Doughnuts to Crosstown for!
(9 May 2014) Londoners' taste buds will dance with the launch of new gourmet doughnut brand Crosstown Doughnuts. Combining quality ingredients with a tantalising menu, Crosstown re frames what a doughnut can be. A love of crafted doughnuts brought together antipodean founders Adam Wills (GBKco-founder and co-owner of Kopapa), young entrepreneur JP Then, top British baker Marcus Miller (founder of Miller's Bakery), Peter Gordon, the acclaimed executive chef and co-owner of London’s Kopapa and The Providores & Tapa Room (as well as The Sugar Club and Bellota in Auckland), and renowned baker, TV presenter, and award-winning author of 13 best-selling cook books, fellow antipodean Dean Brettschneider.
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Baker & Cook opens new Singapore store:
(1 April 2014) Wow, wow, wow, wow and WOW..... we are open and we have created something special for the people of Singapore, yet again. We have baked up another neigbourhood inspired artisan bakery & foodstore for everyone to enjoy, our new store at Chip Bee Gardens.

A Kiwi Baker in California previewed in Sunday Star Times:
(9 February 2014) In Los Angeles to film part of his new series, A Kiwi Baker in California, Brettschneider is filling in time before our breakfast meeting at that most iconic of LA breakfast meeting locations, the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His walk takes him down the long palm-tree-lined boulevards that surround the hotel and which after a while, all start to look the same. Being Los Angeles, there are no other people out walking so Brettschneider hails a passing car to ask for directions. The driver is (Jay) Leno - "I work in TV" - and he delivers our Global Baker - "so do I" - back to the hotel.
A Kiwi Baker in California begins tonight, Sunday 9 February, 6.30pm, Food TV.

Delicious sweet and savoury pies and pastries from steak and onion pie to pecan tartDean's recipes in The Times: Dean's recipes have been featured in a double-page spread in the UK's top newspaper, THE TIMES, Saturday 11 January 2014, A Man's Guide to Baking: learn to make pies, pasties and tarts.
As more men than ever are learning how to bake, professional patissier Dean Brettschneider shares his best recipes from his latest book, "PIE" (published by Jacqui Small in the UK). PIE is now available from the Times Bookshop:

Delicious sweet and savoury pies and pastries from steak and onion pie to pecan tartPIE released in the UK: On 17th October, Dean's tenth book, PIE: Delicious sweet and savoury pies and pastries from steak and onion pie to pecan tart , was launched in the UK by publisher Jacqui Small. There is nothing more satisfying than eating a piping hot, freshly baked pie, tart, quiche or even sausage roll, out of the kitchen oven, brimming with various fillings encased in a buttery pastry. In PIE, we join Global Baker and patissier Dean Brettschneider as he demonstrates the secrets to making truly melt-in-your mouth pies.

BAKED: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch and TeaOUT NOW! BAKED: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch & Tea
Dean's eleventh baking book, BAKED: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch & Tea, was published on 22 May. Good baking caters to every eating occasion – and so too do the recipes in this cookbook. Taking inspiration from all corners of the globe, the recipes in BAKED: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch and Tea encompass what Dean’s baking is all about - simple but stylish fare that will quickly have you and your family and friends scrambling for seconds.
BAKED: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch & Tea Adobe PDF file

Dean signs with Limelight Celebrity Management
Limelight is a UK-based talent and and literary management company, representing some of the biggest names in the world of food and lifestyle, including TV celebrities, broadcasters, authors, writers, journalists and after dinner speakers:

FRESHLY BAKED– article from Ascott Living

FRESHLY BAKED– article from Ascott Living
Wherever you are in the world, the appetising smell wafting from a bakery is a reminder of home. From flaky croissants to a mouth-wateringly savoury pie. Ascott Living takes a look at the rising popularity of the artisanal baker. Global baker Dean Brettschneider is one of those responsible for this newfound love affair with the world of baking. Travellers to Singapore and Shanghai can taste some of his wares at his Baker & Cook and Baker & Spice outlets respectively. As Ascott Living went to press, he had a brand-new project due to open in Abu Dhabi.

Online article with photos and Dean Brettschneider’s Farmhouse Carrot Cake recipe:

URBAN BAKERY – Artfully crafted, deliciously made cookies
Urban Bakery presents a new range of cookies that are crafted to give you a deliciously unique cookie experience. Available in four different flavours, Urban Bakery comes in White Chocolate & Raspberry, Hokey Pokey & Milk Chocolate, Oats, Raisins & Yoghurt and Ginger & Dark Chocolate. Urban Bakery cookies are the result of a shared collaboration between renowned professional baker, Dean Brettschneider and the Urban Bakery team.
URBAN BAKERY cookies launched - media release Adobe PDF file

Baker & Cook's flagship bakery and foodstore is a featured project at ONG&ONG Pte. Ltd, interior design, commercial:

Dean's tenth book, Pie: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights is out now Adobe PDF file

New artisan bakery and foodstore, Baker & Cook opens in Singapore.

Dean features in BBC's Good Food magazine - "Top Shelf - Dean Brettschneider" (click to view larger image):

BBC's Good Food magazine, Asia Edition, August 2011

New book released: New World Baking: My Time in Shanghai

Dean features on new UK Sky and Information TV series: The American Motorhome Cookery Roadshow

The Cook and The Baker wins through to World Cookbook Awards

Hottest school lunches (+recipes)
(2 Mar 11) It's that time of the year again. The kids are back at school, but though it's only a week or two in they're already screwing their noses up at the sammies and fruit in their school lunches. Sound familiar? Kiwi baking guru and Hottest Home Baker judge Dean Brettschneider has made some tips for keeping the kids keen on eating the contents of their lunchboxes. And some solutions for parents who traditionally avoid home baking on the grounds it's too time-consuming and expensive.
- article in the NZ Herald.

The book of the TV series: New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker, with Dean Brettschneider

"Global Baker - Dean Brettschneider" short-listed at 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards

New TV3 series: New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker

Supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand - A Treasury of New Zealand Baking

Dean Brettschneider- Flying the Flag
(25 Dec 10) Tonight Brand Brettschneider is on the phone from his London base. Last night it was Copenhagen (where he also has a home); tomorrow he could be anywhere in Europe, or maybe on his way back to New Zealand. But no matter where he is, Brettschneider will maintain an international presence. "I often describe myself as a guy from nowhere, but with many influences," he says. "I'm not bound by any one culture." He is talking about his baking style, but it could just as easily be his lifestyle.
- article in the NZ Listener Adobe PDF file.

Dave Dobbyn welcomes home Peter Gordon at fundraiser

Two of Dean's books feature in 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Book launch - The Menu

Preview of Dean's fifth book - The Menu

Kiwi baker rolls out new ideas - article from Shanghai Daily Adobe PDF file

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FIRST LOOK: Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza at S Maison, Pasay

11 January 2017 - - Dean Brettschneider combines the flavors of the world in one place. "Pizza," shares Dean Brettschneider, "is simply good bread with toppings." It is a simple concept but not everyone gets it right - the toppings can get too oily or the crust too dry. But if there's anyone who knows their bread, it's definitely Dean - celebrity baker, prolific cookbook writer, and proprietor of Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza.

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Baker & Cook: A cool new breakfast spot by the bay

Baker & Cook

11 January 2017 - Gist - Somewhere inside S Maison in Conrad Manila is a spot that opens as early as 7 a.m., serves the softest, most addictive breads, and is beside pretty much the only thing that reminds those of us who live in Metro Manila that the Philippines is actually an archipelago — the ocean. The new establishment, which prefers to be called a bakery, is Baker & Cook, and to be able to get in for an early breakfast, you will have to go through Plank Sourdough Pizza, which has an entrance along Seaside Boulevard. Consider it a speakeasy of sorts, except instead of liquor, it serves carbs, which are just as illicit.
- photo by Gist

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SATSGlobal Baker Dean Brettschneider, SATS Culinary Consultant
7 July 2016 - SATS, Singapore's leading provider of gateway services and food solutions, announces a collaboration with renowned international chefs to design special dishes and ‘Airline Signatures’ for passengers flying in and out of the region.
Global Baker Dean Brettschneider, Baker, TV Personality, Entrepreneur & Author, is one of SATS' new Culinary Consultants.
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Dean Brettschneider talks to the Strait TimesGlobal
Baker prefers to work in neighbourhoods

15 June 2015 - Baker & Cook founder's strategy is to build his brand among families.
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Dean Brettschneider talks to Newstalk ZB's Mike HoskingDean with Mike Hosking on NewstalkZB
12 August 2014 - Baker Dean Brettschneider talks to Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking about baking bread and his new cookbook 'Bread'. Watch the full interview on ZBTV: Here ...

Open now: Baker & Cook Chip Bee Gardens, SingaporeBaker & Cook Chip Bee Gardens now open
1 April 2014 - Singapore's artisan bakery and foodstore chain, Baker & Cook has opened its latest store. Come on down to our new store at Chip Bee Gardens (access via the Holland Village MRT) and grab some of our freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries and bakery inspired food for breakfast, lunch and dinner! More ...

D' Baker in Hangzhou, China2nd D'Baker store in Hangzhou
17 March 2014 - Just a quick note from Hangzhou, China where I am opening my 2nd Bakery, D'Baker. See the larger than life image of me outside the Wang Xie store (the new financial district of Hangzhou).
D' Baker is also open in the luxury Hangzhou Tower serving the upmarket supermarket there.

Kiwi Baker in FranceA Kiwi Baker in California
A Kiwi Baker in California hit the screens on Food TV on Sunday 9th Feb at 2:30pm, 6:30pm & 10:30pm - join me for 8 weeks of baking, people, culture and travel to two of the most exciting US destinations.

Kiwi Baker in FranceKiwi Baker In France
Sundays 6.30PM, from 17th February & Fridays 8.00pm from 22nd February
The Global Baker, Dean Brettschneider, returns to Food TV in a brand new show Kiwi Baker in France. Tune in as Dean explores loads of delicious French baking delicacies and provides his expert advice, tricks and tips that will inspire everyone to have a go, and recreate them at home. More ...

On Food TV ... The Kiwi Baker in Singapore
Loosely based on Dean Brettschneider's line of well-loved published books on baking, pastries, desserts and more - The Kiwi Baker (Singapore) is a 4 part, 1 hour TV series where Dean and local co-hosts dive into back alleys and the suburbs to find seasoned veteran bakers and learn more about local ethnic bakes and pastries ...
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The Sugar Club

Sundays at 4.30PM from 10th June (NZ): Dean appears in a new Food TV show called The Sugar Club - more...

PIE: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights2 July 2012: Dean's tenth book, PIE: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights , is released. A generous, mouth-watering collection of the most irresistible pastry classics and creations from around the world, by award-winning Global Baker and pâtissier Dean Brettschneider.

Baker & Cook

Open for business: Dean's brand new artisan bakery and foodstore concept, Baker & Cook, opened in Singapore in January. Early reviews are good, customers (including Singapore's President, Mr Tony Tan and his lovely wife Mary) are happy, and business is booming ...
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