My name is Korine Adams.
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 over 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. I 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 from 2013-2018.
Baking always finds me. And I'm always learning more. My favorite part about the process is discovery the end result and feeling pride in the delicious accomplishments!
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.
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 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
Come take a class with me!
I currently teach baking classes at Wilton in Woodridge,IL.