The Art in Artisan--an Artisan Bread Baking Demonstration

Sat, June 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

Bacara Resort & Spa

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The Art in Artisan--an Artisan Bread Baking Demonstration

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The Art in Artisan--an Artisan Bread Baking Demonstration featuring Bob's Well Bread Bakery

Eat. Good. Bread.  If you're like Bob, you love good bread, and are serious about learning how to make it at home, then this is a demonstration you won't want to miss.

Learn the secrets to make old-world style naturally leavened breads from baker Bob Oswaks, owner of Bob's Well Bread Bakery, soon to open in Historic Los Alamos, in the Santa Ynez Valley.  Bob's Artisan Country Levain is an irresistible favorite in the Valley, and he'll be sharing some of his secrets.  To become a more skilled baker, you will learn how to build  your own sourdough starter and develop a feeding and caring schedule that works for you.  You'll learn how to make bread consistently good every time, with tools to develop your breads desired dough temperature so whether it's early or late; hot or cold; humid or dry, your breads will always be consistently made.  You'll learn how to mix dough by hand in order to feel the consistency of the dough and appreciate how the dough develops during fermentation. 

About Founder Bob Robert Oswaks

Well Bread’s founder, Robert Oswaks, is a Central Coast and Santa Ynez Valley resident for over 10 years. He has studied and lived among the community of the Santa Ynez Valley. He understands that consumers these days have higher expectations for authenticity and ingredients than ever before. They buy at markets only for convenience, when the kinds of baked goods they want and appreciate are not available. They appreciate the qualities and attention that go into the preparation of artisan bread, and want to be recognized for their unique needs, and treated with respect to the ways they want their products. A marketing executive with over 25 years of experience specializing in consumer and entertainment brands, Oswaks has unique skills in creative execution, team management, and connecting with consumers.

He has demonstrated success in executing marketing campaigns across all marketing disciplines and new media distribution platforms, through his creative solutions and results-oriented strategic vision. Robert Oswaks began his 2nd career as an Artisan Baker as a part time enthusiast, and found it to be a passion he needed to pursue, after leaving Sony Pictures Television, where he spent 11 years as President of Worldwide Marketing. Initially a self-taught baker, he has worked under the guidance of mentors and colleagues, and received advanced training from the San Francisco Baking Institute.

Oswaks has served his artisan breads to celebrity chefs (Ludo Lefebvre, Giada DeLaurentiis) as well as local Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County restaurants and wine tasting rooms (Full of Life Flatbread, Mattei’s Tavern, Global Gardens, Bell Street Farm, Los Olivos Café, Grappolo, Cafe Quackenbush, Bestia, Test Kitchen, Casa Dumetz, Kaena, Palmina, Koehler, Brander and Zaca Mesa,Riverbench) and unique special events (Malibu Farms Dinner, The Santa Barbara Bouillabaisse Festival, Outstanding in the Field, Los Olivos School Feast in the Field, The Garagiste Festival, The Edible Institute Gala). In 2010 prepared the bread for Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, during their trip to California (at the Santa Barbara Polo Field) at a luncheon catered by Ms. DeLaurentiis.

Bob's Well Bread Bakery will be located at 550 Bell Street in Los Alamos, CA 93440.  Anticipating being open in Summer of 2014.  email: [email protected]  url: 

When & Where
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
  • Bacara Resort & Spa
    8301 Hollister Avenue
    Santa Barbara, CA

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