Then San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) is a world-renowned leader in Artisan bread and Pastry education. We are the only school in the United States dedicated exclusively to Artisan baking. SFBI's global alumni base includes thousands of professionals and enthusiasts.

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Our faculty and staff are experts in their field as professionals, consultants, and educators. Students receive an extraordinary amount of hands-on, "real world" experience with the latest baking equipment and technology, along with an understanding of artisan baking techniques and values.     

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We also consult to top domestic and international bakeries. Experts praise us for elevating the baking craft and raising the standard of bread and pastry education. Critics hail our book, Advanced Bread and Pastry, as the authoritative textbook in the field.

The San Francisco Baking Institute also runs an Artisan Bakery called Thorough Bread and Pastry located 248 Church Street – San Francisco, CA 94114 – 415-558-0690