History of SFBI
The San Francisco Baking Institute was founded in 1996 by Michel Suas. A native of France, Michel started baking when he was 14 years old and trained under several renowned chefs before moving to the United States in 1986. Michel opened first the San Francisco Baking Instiute and then Thorough Bread and Pastry. He is also Belinda Leong's business partner at B. Patisserie.
SFBI consultants travel throughout Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States as guides for start-up and growing bakeries. SFBI has consulted with some of the best known names in the bakery business, helping them to produce artisan baked goods of the highest standards and to run their bakeries with quality and efficiency. Internationally, SFBI has helped to bring authentic artisan baking to new communities and built the skills of hundreds of bakers with a strong desire to produce true artisan breads and pastries.
SFBI offers a unique learning experience to students by providing instructors who are active experts in their field and giving students the opportunity for hands-on, "real world" experience with the latest baking equipment and technology, while maintaining an emphasis on old world artisan baking techniques and values.