Kendall College baking and pastry instructor Heidi Hedecker has been awarded master baker certification from Retail Bakers of America.
Heidi Hedeker, MA, MSW, baking and pastry instructor and assistant professor in the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, has been awarded master baker certification (CMB) from Retail Bakers of America (RBA).
Hedeker’s accomplishment makes her one of only 169 Certified Master Bakers in the United States and the second CMB teaching at Kendall College, joining instructor Melina Kelson-Podolsky. She received the certificate during the RBA Roadshow launch at Kendall on Dec. 2.
“Speaking on behalf of the administration at Kendall College and the entire faculty in the School of Culinary Arts, we could not be more proud of Chef Hedeker’s latest achievement,” Kendall dean Renee Zonka, RD, CEC, CHE, said in a press release. “Today, Kendall College is even further distinguished among professional foodservice-training programs nationwide thanks to Chef Hedeker’s extreme talent and dedication to teaching her craft coupled with her extraordinary vision for helping others grow personally and professionally.”
Hedeker joined the faculty at Kendall College in 2004. With a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, she has represented Kendall as a volunteer working and teaching at Chicago Lights Urban Farm since 2009 and has served on the farm’s advisory board since 2011.