Laura Gilbert & Kristin Bernard

Amazing Grains Bread Co.

Phone: (585) 350-6203

1000 Turk Hill Rd
Fairport, New York 14450


Where were you born and raised?
Rochester, NY

What was your introduction to cooking/baking?

I found a love for baking at a very young age!

Where and how did you train? (Culinary school, internships, self-taught, family member, etc.)
I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

Have you always been a chef? If yes, describe your career path. If no, what else have you done?
Yes, I have been working in kitchens for 17 years, it’s my happy place!

Where do your recipes come from (i.e., secret family recipes, trial and error, someone else’s inspiration)?

I have a good mix of recipes, some that have been passed down through family, others are recipes I’ve acquired, some I have put together and adjusted as needed!

Is there a chef you admire the most? Who and why?

I admire Duff Goldman, as he took career risks to pursue his dreams.

When you’re “off the clock” do you like preparing meals for friends and family or do you prefer someone else to do it?
I love hosting and cooking for family and friends.

You have a day to eat anything you want. What will your menu look like?

I would have a variety of different cuisines from around the world. I love bold flavor, and switching it up!

What is your favorite thing to bake?

I love baking cookies!

What are your best and worst skills? List a baking/decorating skill you have mastered and one that, no matter how hard you try, you just haven’t been able to get the hang of.

I love free hand piping and scroll work. It’s taken a lot of practice and patience, but I’ve noticed so much improvement over the years. I would love to work with pulled sugar again, I have only worked with it a handful of times.

Besides baking, what are your other hobbies?
I love classic cars (I own a 1970 Chevy Nova), I enjoy painting on canvas, as well as sewing and crafting