Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
Piper Davis is a partner at Grand Central Bakery in Seattle and Portland, a regional chain of 10 cafes and artisan bakeries. Through her 22 year career at the bakery she has driven Grand Central Bakery’s commitment to working with local ingredients and responsible farmers and ranchers. Piper received training in pastry at the National Baking Institute, where she completed the Viennoiserie program. She is a member of The Bread Bakers Guild of America, Slow Food, and a frequent speaker at good food movement events, most recently at The NY Times “The Future of Food in Portland,” part of the Time’s “Look West” series. An avid baker, cook and good food provisioner, she is the author of “The Grand Central Baking Book” and is Board Chair of the national nonprofit Chefs Collaborative, a network of 12,000 chefs and food professionals dedicated to sustainable food becoming second nature.