Bossy Buns

My name is Korina!

I am a dessert lover and baker, with a huge passion for the pastry life.  

 

I was born in Austin, Texas in 1981.  

The name BIDA comes from my childhood nickname, Bidda.

 I’ve been working in kitchens for 25 years.  I started as a cake decorator and worked my way all around the bakery. I started managing from-scratch bakeries when I was 18.  It was very natural for me to take the lead in the kitchen. 

I graduated from The French Pastry School in Chicago in 2008 and trained in assorted bakeries all over Chicago.  Maybe you've had my desserts! I was the Exec. Pastry Chef at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, IL for several years.

I've been vegetarian for most of my life and went full vegan in 2019.  I decided to transform my recipes to be completely dairy and egg free for my business to match my lifestyle.  I see the need for delicious desserts for people like me all the time. I created BIDA to provide a service of happiness to the community.  I respect that desserts are a special treat which is why I use the very best ingredients, including organic vegan sugars.  My baking style is all about classic flavor, elegant design, with inspiration from French, American, & Latin flavors.  

BIDA is vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Chefs who inspire me:

Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten, Rose Beranbaum, Christina Tosi, Stella Parks, Dorie Greenspan,    

Rick Bayless, & Mindy Segal. 

Favorite Desserts:

Baklava, Strawberry Shortcake, & Tiramisu

Come take a class with me!

I currently teach baking classes at Wilton in Woodridge,IL.