executive bakery manager
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.”
assistant bakery manager
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.
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.”
EDUCATION: GRCC and World Wide Opportunties On Organic Farms (WOOFF)
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.
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!
front of house manager
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.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Library Information Science & Psychology (Seoul, South Korea)
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.”