Zander from Willet, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Willet, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Zander’s bakes beamed with family love and intergenerational knowledge-sharing so vital to our food traditions. The teaching and learning between Zander, his aunt, his father and grandmother not only helped Zander develop new cooking skills but produced cherished memories far sweeter than pie.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

Our widest smiles of the summer came upon seeing Zander’s “Grandma’s Sour Cherry Pie.” With cherries from Grandma’s tree, Zander created a Wisconsin pie worthy of a picnic table, bakery case or a state tourism magazine. Brilliant, Zander!

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

It’s possible to make a Pizza Pithivier! We think this should be the “Zander Special” at his future 5-start restaurant!

How did you do?

I participated in all 10 Great Wisconsin Baking challenges this summer — I’m a Star Baker!