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.
Baklava, Strawberry Shortcake, & Tiramisu
Come take a class with me!
I currently teach baking classes at Wilton in Woodridge,IL.