Total loan: $10,000
Long Beach, CA, United States / Food
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My name is Kristin Delfs, and I am a Long Beach, CA based baker and chef. After graduating college, I briefly worked in the nonprofit sector before turning my attention to pastry and bread. I worked in coffee and as a pastry cook in Los Angeles and Long Beach, before moving to the Bay Area to pursue bread more fully. I instantly became fascinated with natural fermentation, whole grains, and Viennoiserie. I worked and staged at a number of restaurants in the Bay Area including Octavia, Jane, Pain Bakery, Outerlands, Petit Crenn, and The Midwife And The Baker in the capacity of bread baker, stagiaire, pastry sous chef, and eventually pastry chef. While my bread and pastries are heavily influenced by my training in new San Francisco sourdough bread, I also find myself constantly inspired by the rich tradition of baking and am constantly evolving my style and practices. I moved back to my hometown of Long Beach to start Colossus Bread and rejoin the community here that I love so much. I see this bakery as a way to celebrate my love for grain, baking, and local produce. I hope that this love is contagious and that my bread will inspire a similar appreciation for grain and artisan baking in my community.