Bakers-in-Training- Giving Back to Local Organizations

Allie Mac Kay was live from Panera Bread in Pico Rivera at their Bakers-in-Training class.

The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training program, first introduced to St. Louis bakery-cafes in 2011, is now available at select Los Angeles locations. Designed for children ages 5–12, the program teaches the fundamentals of baking at Panera in a fun group setting that makes the craft of baking accessible to young children.

As part of the class baking demonstration, children work hands-on to shape and score French baguettes, and decorate a cookie. The Los Angeles curriculum is also designed to facilitate discussion of childhood hunger, how it affects the community and how to help. For more information on locations and to sign up for the Bakers-in-Training program click here.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 2, 1014.