bakery staff

    trenton

    executive bakery manager

    NICKNAME: T-Bone
    EDUCATION: Baking @ New England Culinary Institute
    FAVORITE BOOK:  Of Mice and Men
    CURRENT FAVORITE BAND:  Fleetwood Mac
    BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT FIELD & FIRE:  “Whole grains or no grains!”
    BEST THING ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS:  “Small businesses and growth.”
    FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I WILL: “Be living a great life as a baker in Grand Rapids”
    INTERESTING THING ABOUT TRENTON THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:  “I write quotes for an outlet.”

        lauren

        assistant bakery manager

        NICKNAME:  Lo
        CURRENT FAVORITE BAND:
         The Starting Line & Alt-J
        EDUCATION
        :  BS in Dietetics from MSU & Baking + Pastry Certification @ SICE
        WHY DO YOU LOVE BAKING:  I love the ritual & anticipation of the final product.
        MOST EMBARRASSING FOOD MOMENT:  I was carrying part of a wedding cake out of the kitchen to serve to guests and a bee landed on my tray. I panicked and dropped the whole tray in front of everyone 🙁
        SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT LAUREN THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:  I am deathly scared of bees and have a weird infatuation with plastic silverware.

         

            kyle

            bake staff

            SIGN: Virgo?
            FAVORITE BAND:  The Smith Street Band
            EDUCATION:  Associate in English @ GRCC
            FAVORITE BOOK:  Night Film by Marish Pessl
            THE BEST THING ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS:  “The coffee / Kombucha / Beer around town.”
            WHY DO YOU LOVE BAKING:  “Yeast and it’s various activities.”
            SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT KYLE THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:  “Clueless is probably by favorite movie.”

                alex

                baker

                SIGN:  Taurus
                EDUCATION:  GRCC and World Wide Opportunties On Organic Farms (WOOFF)
                NICKNAME:  Beercroft
                CURRENT FAVORITE BAND:  Polish Ambassador (changes regularly)
                BEST THING ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS: The community of heart-open humans and all the nearby hiking.
                BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT FIELD & FIRE: Truly learning a craft in a way that values the art of bread making and the knowledge that goes into it.

                    kayla

                    baker

                    SIGN:  Gemini
                    EDUCATION:  Baking & Pastry Arts @ GRCC
                    WHY DO YOU LOVE BAKING:  I love that the simplest of ingredients come together to create something beautiful.
                    MOST EMBARRASSING FOOD MOMENT:  I was stacking crates of soft fruit on a cart and managed to knock it all down. There were peaches, plums, and nectarines rolling all over the store!
                    FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I WILL:  I have NO idea what I’ll be doing in 5 years, and that’s the best part!
                    BEST THING ABOUT FIELD & FIRE:  They care about every ingredient that goes in their products, assuring that the end result is amazing!

                        nicholas

                        front of house manager

                        SIGN: Scorpio
                        FAVORITE BOOK:  
                        Maddaddam
                        CURRENT FAVORITE BAND
                        :  Rhye
                        EDUCATION:  Hospitality @ GVSU & AHLEI Certified Hotel Administrator
                        THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT FIELD & FIRE:  Simply being associated with a kick-ass group of talented individuals that prepare a kick-ass product.
                        SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT NICHOLAS THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:  I am a half-step away from self-publishing my first novel. 🙂
                        FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I WILL:  Be hosting friends & guests in a passive bed + breakfast / Green house Winter retreat.

                            Sohyun

                            retail staff

                            EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s in Library Information Science & Psychology (Seoul, South Korea)
                            NICKNAME:  Sso
                            FAVORITE BOOK:  1Q84
                            FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I WILL:  “Be a mom.”
                            BEST THING ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS:  “Lot’s of beer and Lake Michigan.”
                            SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT SO THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:  “I like to make jokes but it’s hard to do in English.”