EP 34: #BakeItFoward How One Cookie Started A Movement in Happiness and Giving Back During the Pandemic to Frontline Workers with Tracy Wilk
Brunch & Learn Podcast
Meet Tracy WilkTracy graduated from the University of Central Florida and was trained by Natural Gourmet Institute. She went on to work in the James Beard award–winning pastry department of ABC Kitchen, making many ice cream sundaes while filling doughnuts at Flex Mussels. She later became the Executive Pastry Chef at David Burke Kitchen, being recognized by FSR Magazine as 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. Since 2018, Tracy has been teaching as the Lead Recreational Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. As our world changed during COVID-19, #BakeItForward grew into a passion project and this creative endeavor. Tracy’s favorite things are wine, sprinkles, and laughter during a meal shared with those she loves the most.What You'll Learn in this Episode: What inspired Tracy's movement to pay it forward during the pandemic and new cookbook #BakeItForward that tells this story, full of cookie and treat recipes. Favorite story about frontline workers and journey Lots of food questions - Tracy's favorite cookie or treat from #BakeItForward and favorite pastry chefs and desserts in NYC.How she got into teaching and what she learned in culinary school.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheftracywilkWebsite: www.cheftracywilk.com---About Us - Women Who Brunch:Women Who Brunch is a community of women who love connecting, networking, and learning from each other over the most important meal of the week...BRUNCH!WWB Website: https://womenwhobrunch.comWWB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenwhobrunch
EP 154: How to Show Up for Friends and Strangers During Difficult Times (Chef Tracy Wilk, Bake it Forward)
You're Not Getting Any Younger
My good friend, Tracy Wilk, joins the show today to be interviewed about a topic I think she's a superhero at. Plus, Tracy shares with us what the #bakeitforward movement is, how it started last year at the beginning of the pandemic, and the details of her new cookbook, Bake it Forward: recipes to bake kindness and sprinkle joy. Tracy graduated from University of Central Florida and was trained by Natural Gourmet Institute. She went on to work in the James Beard award winning pastry department of ABC Kitchen, making many ice cream sundaes while filling donuts at Flex Mussels. She later became the Executive Pastry Chef at David Burke Kitchen. As our world changed during COVID19, Tracy founded the global baking movement of #BakeItForward. Tracy's favorite things are wine, sprinkles, and the laughter of a shared meal with those she loves the most. FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/anyyounger More Jen Glantz: www.jenglantz.com
TW: We discuss suicide at minute 18:00.Tracy Wilk (@cheftracywilk) joins Liz and Sarah on the pod to talk about her initiative #BakeItForward, and how she’s passed the time of quarantine after being furloughed from her job. Tracy worked in numerous New York restaurants before ultimately earning a spot as a Lead Recreational Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. IFIF has teamed up with BetterHelp to bring you affordable online professional counseling. We know how important therapy can be at a time like this. Head to http://Betterhelp.com/itsfine to get 10% off your first month of service today!
Today we are joined by the warm and wonderful Tracy Wilk. Tracy is the Lead Recreational Chef and Recipe Editor at ICE, and she joins us to talk about the loss of her father to suicide in 2017. We had such a deep and winding talk with her, and like with so many of our guests that we meet for the first time, we somehow felt like old friends. Huge thank you to Tracy for sharing her experience with the complicated loss of a loved one by suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please reach out to a mental health professional, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or dial 911 for help.Processing is powered by Simplecast.
EP 106: Get Comfortable and Creative in the Kitchen (Chef Tracy Wilk)
You're Not Getting Any Younger
I've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen these past few weeks and I've realized that I need help. Chef Tracy Wilk is on the show today sharing tips on easy recipes to make, must-have staples to buy in the grocery store and the best things to make and stick in your freezer in case you need a good meal. Tracy Wilk grew up in Miami, where she sparked a love of baking at a young age that never waned. Instead of sneaking out with friends on the weekends, she encouraged them to bake with her in the kitchen. After earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida, Tracy enrolled at the Natural Gourmet Institute, ironically a leader in health-focused cuisine, in New York City. Tracy’s culinary career was shaped at ABC Kitchen, where she focused on farm fresh cuisine. In 2013, she joined the team at David Burke Kitchen, overseeing the pastry program as well as shaping the programs at Burke’s Aspen Kitchen and SaltBrick Taver. She is currently an instructor at the Institue of Culinary Education in New York City. Ps. Come hang out with us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/anyyounger/
In this episode, Senior Executive Tracy Wilk explains how he took a specialized skill that took him from being an individual contributor, to a C – level executive at Google, to running a top-tier consultancy that teaches executives how to be better leaders.