So I did it, I finally registered for pastry school and made a life long dream come true. After a big career change and transition out out of a 10 year Communications and Marketing career, I enrolled in pastry school and completed my program in August 2014. It was a big decision but not a hard one to be honest. You can read the post I wrote about going to pastry school to learn more about this experience.
My name is Jeanette LeBlanc and I am the author of Beyond The Dough. Welcome and thank you for reading my blog. This blog was conceived in 2010 when I realized my intense passions and curiosity for people, what they do and why, writing stories, and most importantly – the food industry (particularly in Vancouver, BC). I wanted to go beyond the dough, and find the story behind the people in the industry. So, I started meeting people and hearing their stories to write about what they do in Vancouver’s food community. I loved it. My first summer of blogging was the BEST summer. Over the years that followed my posts leavened more into sharing some of my own culinary creations and sweet inspirations in the kitchen or general food experiences.
Fast forward to 2014, and I am now one of those people I used to interview. Over the summer of 2014 , I trained at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver in their professional Pastry and Bread Making program. One day, I aspire to share my own baked goods with my community.
I am a BC girl, born and raised, and love the west coast. I also love to bake, which you’ve likely gathered by now! But I also enjoy running, hiking and other good things in life, but generally I think about baking when I’m doing those other things.
Baking has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.
Now, I invite you to follow my journey through the baking world and beyond the dough. I promise to share as many delicious photos as I can, and even some coveted recipes from time to time.
I believe following your passion is super important. On that note, I leave you with a quote from the great Julia Child:
The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it. ~ Julia Child