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Friday, December 28, 2012

San Francisco Baking Institute Seeks Signatures for Survival

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge A birds' eye view of graduation at San Francisco Baking Institute. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • A birds' eye view of graduation at San Francisco Baking Institute.

Eater brings the unfortunate word that San Francisco Baking Institute, which has trained many local professionals and armed them with the skills to open their own businesses, may have to remain closed while it is mired in state red tape to get their application for license renewal approved. The renewal was prompted by a change in state law. The 16-year-old school was ordered closed on December 21 as the application has yet to be processed.

Founder Michel Suas, a chef and author who also operates the Castro bakery Thorough Bread and Pastry, is considered a consummate bread god. He's helped colleagues like Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, and Nancy Silverton perfect the rising art. And now it's time to help him.

See Also:

- S.F. Rising: Epi From Thorough Bread and Pastry

- Sweet Beat: Thorough Bread and Pastry's Chocolate Bread

SFBI is asking the public to consider signing this petition to the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to keep the school open while the state reviews its application for license renewal and/or to send letters directly to CBPPE.

Our quality carb loaded future depends on it. More importantly, so does 30 jobs.

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