My name is Korine Adams.
I am a teacher by nature.
I have a huge passion for the science of baking.
I was born in Austin, Texas in 1981.
The name BIDA comes from my childhood nickname, Bidda.
I’ve been working in kitchens for over 25 years.
I graduated from The French Pastry School in Chicago in 2008. My most recent position was Executive Pastry Chef at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, IL, where I built the dessert department & pastry team from scratch.
My mission is to create a baking school for kids & teens. I believe in the confidence that can be found within the kitchen. I want to create a safe place where kids & teens can express themselves through the art of baking & pastry just as they would through the art of music or sports. Everything I do in my career is a step towards that goal.
My current work includes operating my business, BIDA Baking Co, writing & teaching baking classes at Wilton School of Confectionery Arts, and managing The Business of Food LLC's shared kitchen in Sycamore IL.
Starting my own company had been a calling for years that continued to get louder as I grew in my career. I took the leap of faith and brought to life this little labor of love.
BIDA officially launched in June, 2018.
Follow my journey as I work towards having my own local bake shop!
My baking style is all about flavor, super simple, classic, & elegant 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.
Baklava, Strawberry Shortcake, & Tiramisu