The Perishable Foods Council is honored to have Shannon join our Board, assisting in the Internship Program.
Expertise: Graduate, California Culinary Academy - 17+ years in the food industry, 5 years as a pastry chef and culinary instructor
Sugar runs in Shannon's blood. Her great-grandparents revived cafes in Missouri and her grandmother was a cook. Shannon knew she wanted to attend culinary school at a very young age. Shannon collected cookbooks and read them over and over. She experimented and cooked for family and friends. After earning a food science degree and attending culinary school, Shannon was hired as a pastry chef in a 5-star hotel in Carmel Valley, California, where she learned to love bakery. Now Shannon consults with retailers on their breakfast, breads/rolls and dessert programs. She evaluates customers' bakeries against top-sellers and makes recommendations for product mix, managing shrink and setting margins. Shannon also guides her bakery buyers through the holiday bookings, leading ro substantial store sales.