Image courtesy of Zingerman's Bakehouse
September marks the silver anniversary for Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Twenty five years ago, the celebrated bakery opened its doors and has been an institution ever since.

Part of Zingerman’s mission is to pass along baking passion and knowledge to the public. One way it does this is through its hands-on baking and cooking classes, which preserve baking traditions and pass along new ones.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of its opening, Zingerman’s is looking to inspire future generations of bakers with a special “future bakers” class. The learning experience will give children ages 7 to 10 the opportunity to get a glimpse into life as a baker when they make a pineapple upside cake from scratch and then tour the bakery to see the professionals at work.

Parents of the children and other adults may enjoy their own private tour of the bakery and a conversation on careers in food with Zingerman’s Bakehouse co-owner Amy Emberling, as well as complimentary coffee and a snack.

The event costs $50 per person, with all proceeds benefitting Schoolcraft College Foundation scholarships. Many of Zingerman’s own employees have come from Schoolcraft College culinary programs.

Space for the future bakers class is limited to two sessions at twelve spots each session, and can be purchased here.