The Cackle: Episode #28
Building a Sustainable & Successful Business
SPECIAL GUEST: Amy Emberling, Owner & Managing Director, Zingerman’s Bakehouse
AIRED ON: Wednesday, September 9th on Facebook Live or Twitter at 10:30 am EST
Amy Emberling, Owner and Managing Director of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, joins the Cackle to discuss building a sustainable & successful business.
Amy Emberling has been an avid food lover and baker since her childhood in Nova Scotia, Canada where she often treated friends to after-school concoctions. She grew up in a family business and always hoped to have her own business one day.
Amy received her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard College and learned to cook and bake at L’École de Gastronomie Française at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and she received her MBA from Columbia University in 1999. Amy has lived with her husband Geoff and children Jake and Ruby in France and Denmark and has traveled extensively.
Amy came to Zingerman’s Bakehouse when it opened in 1992 as one of the original bakers on the staff of eight. She was the first manager of the bread department, then the manager of the pastry department, and in 2000, she became co-managing partner along with Bakehouse founder, Frank Carollo. Amy has worked in the food world for over two decades and is passionate about baking, teaching and providing a work environment that fosters growth and development. A few of the Bakehouse treats she has personally developed are the Old School Apple Pie, Buenos Aires Brownies, and Gingerbread Coffeecake.
In addition to her work at the Bakehouse, Amy also teaches seminars, gives talks for ZingTrain, and leads tours for Zingerman’s Food Tours. In 2017, Amy co-authored with Bakehouse partner Frank Carollo the award-winning Zingerman’s Bakehouse, a cookbook filled with unique business insights.
About The Cackle
Each week on The Cackle, we highlight small businesses, startups, and people who have an impact on communities across the Midwest. We explore a wide range of topics relating to the vibrancy of local economies, including: entrepreneurial journeys, economic trends found in our research, the challenges facing small businesses and startups face, and the importance of building a diverse and inclusive community.