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Not Quite Business as Usual

The outbreak of Covid-19 threw a wrench into the works of life as we knew it. It is a struggle for everyone who has lost employment or is trying to find a new normal in their daily jobs. While they may normally lie in the back of our minds the hospitality industry continues as a backbone of our society to be there when we need them most. Through quick adaptation, going to takeout and adding provisions and pantry items, they have proven they are not going anywhere soon. Their responses were creative and put into action as quickly as possible doing …

 

Meet the Chefs… Pastry Chef, Shawn Dresser of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser

Shawn was born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.

Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew …

 

Meet the Chefs…Jakob White & Fernanda Tapia of Comedor

Comedor chef-owner duo Fernanda Tapia & Jakob White met while
studying culinary arts at Boston University and after years of working in
kitchens in and around Boston, they decided to open their dream restaurant.
Hailing from their respective backgrounds, upstate New York and Santiago,
Chile, they pair their childhood flavors with the technique and skills they
accumulated over the years to create the food they serve at Comedor.

Each and every year during the week of Boston Bakes for
Breast Cancer,they create a special ice cream flavor.  100% of the sales from their creatively
crafted ice cream flavor supports breast cancer. Visit them, save room for dessert.  Indulge, …

 

Meet the Chefs… Kerry Levesque of Artisan Bistro

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With just over a decade of professional pastry experience,
including a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Kerry Levesque has become one of the youngest
talents to helm The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s hotel pastry program. In her role as
Pastry Supervisor at the hotel, she has elevated the pastry program to
widespread acclaim. According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert
Bruce, Kerry’s pastry department touches every area of the hotel,
from desserts in Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, to seasonal ballroom buffets
with extravagant party stations, to creating highly personalized
and themed guest amenities. She’s also been the creative force behind the
hotel’s holiday pastry décor which is seen and …

 

Meet Linnea Blake, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Pastry Chef Linnea Blake of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Linnea Blake,Pastry Chef Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks
Chef Linnea Blake directs the pastry program at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, including the entire Hotel Commonwealth Events Program and The Hawthorn. Linnea grew up in Milford in Worcester …

 

October is flying by!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 is a bit more than half way over! If you are still looking for ways to help and make a difference; there is still time for you to get involved!
Make a donation and help us raise money for breast cancer research by donating to Bakes for Breast Cancer! We believe the way to find the cure, which is important to all of us, is to provide money for breast cancer research; our money helps in treatment options with the hopes that one day the missing pieces to find the cure will be found!
Donate today and …

 

Our First Grant

It is with sincere gratitude that we thank Harvard  Pilgrim  Health Care Foundation for the grant we received to help our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer raise money for breast cancer.
Our nonprofit breast cancer organization, Bakes for Breast Cancer has big dreams and plans and needs to rely on the support of our community and sponsors to help us achieve our goals and visions for the future.  As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child, well it takes a village to run a fundraising organization that raises money for breast cancer where anyone and everyone can …

 

Happy St. Patricks Day From Boston Bakes!

Tags: Boston, Boston Bake for Breast Cancer, Breast cancer event, nonprofit breast cancer organization, St. Patrick's Day

 

Save the Date for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer May 5-11!

It is hard to imagine 15 years ago a new event was crated that crossed every socioeconomic demographics and let anyone and everyone help in the fight against breast cancer by simply buying a dessert!  We called it Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  It had a catchy ring to it even though if you say it five times fast it becomes a tongue twister.
Small things come in good packages and never could we have imagined how we would grow from 42 participants in our first year to last year over 300 participants in over 90 Massachusetts communities.  Although our name …

 

Happy New Year from Bakes for Breast Cancer

On behalf of Bakes for Breast Cancer and Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer we would like to thank everyone who helped make our success possible in 2013!  From our participants, our interns, volunteers, our  team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the doctors and researchers and to everyone who enjoyed a desser,t we thank you for all you do on our behalf.  It is together we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. A special thanks to our sponsors and supporters.
We look forward to your continued support for Boston Bakes 2014, our Bakes for Breast Cancer Bake Sale and …