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Bossy Buns

My name is Chef 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 in the 90's & began managing from-scratch bakeries when I was 18.  It was very natural for me to take the lead in the kitchen.  Most of my early career started with working 2 jobs at a time, training in assorted bakeries all over Chicago. I graduated from The French Pastry School in Chicago in 2008.   After pastry school I made my way over to the other side of the pastry kitchen, teaching myself how to develop delicious recipes.  I love talking about the science of baking & creating efficient kitchen productions.

I've been vegetarian since childhood and went full vegan a few years ago. Being vegan allows me to enjoy food and health products that are totally free of animal cruelty. 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 and all natural flavors.  My baking style is all about elegant design and classic flavors with inspiration from French, American, & Latin desserts.

BIDA desserts are 100% 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 vegetarian & vegan baking classes at Wilton in Woodridge,IL.