Lionel Vatinet & The Award Winning La Farm Bakery

Patrick interviews Master Baker and cookbook author, Lionel Vatinet. Lionel’s passion for bread was first nurtured when he joined France’s prestigious artisans’ guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir, at age... See More

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Patrick interviews Master Baker and cookbook author, Lionel Vatinet. Lionel’s passion for bread was first nurtured when he joined France’s prestigious artisans’ guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir, at age 16! After apprenticing with European bakers, and forming lifelong friendships with other Compagnons such as Eric Kayser, Vatinet emerged 7 years later with hard-earned title of Maitre Boulanger (Master Baker), pledging to devote his life to teaching, sharing and preserving the ancient art and science of bread baking. After years spent traveling the globe and consulting for many of the best bakeries in the world, Lionel, along with his wife and partner Missy, realized his lifelong dream and opened La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina in 1999! In today’s podcast, Lionel discusses the growth and expansion of La Farm Bakery Cafe and the amazing breads produced there. He also shares some tips for home bakers on what to look for when sourcing flours and ingredients to make great bread at home for family and friends!

Patrick interviews Master Baker and cookbook author, Lionel Vatinet. Lionel’s passion for bread was first nurtured when he joined France’s prestigious artisans’ guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir, at age 16! After apprenticing with European bakers, and forming lifelong friendships with other Compagnons such as Eric Kayser, Vatinet emerged 7 years later with hard-earned title of Maitre Boulanger (Master Baker), pledging to devote his life to teaching, sharing and preserving the ancient art and science of bread baking. After years spent traveling the globe and consulting for many of the best bakeries in the world, Lionel, along with his wife and partner Missy, realized his lifelong dream and opened La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina in 1999! In today’s podcast, Lionel discusses the growth and expansion of La Farm Bakery Cafe and the amazing breads produced there. He also shares some tips for home bakers on what to look for when sourcing flours and ingredients to make great bread at home for family and friends!

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Patrick Honeywell

Patrick Honeywell has 30 years of experience in the Food and Pastry Industry. Formerly served as Pastry Chef for Westin Hotels and Resorts where he assisted in new hotel openings and creating pastries and providing recipes for the cookbook, “Food and Wine the Westin Way.”

Patrick works closely with food industry experts- Las Vegas Casino Pastry Chefs, Hotel Chefs, European and American Consulting Chefs, Master Artisan bakers. Working together, sharing each others passion ideveloping new products and menus.