Before founding Bake Austin, an Enrichment Program for kids and adults, Pascal Simon earned her degree as a Pastry Chef from the prestigious Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. A German native, Pascal has traveled the world and infuses her baking with the inexhaustible creativity she gained as a little girl in Europe. Her inspiration for Bake Austin's model of bringing community together through baking stems from the beautiful German tradition of "Kaffeeklatsch," a gathering of family and friends over cake, coffee, and good conversation.
"In my baking school, it's not much different! We get together, we bake, we talk, and sometimes there's even time for tea! So many friendships have started here at Bake Austin."
A mother of two, Pascal is passionate about cultivating the next generation of bakers and welcomes children from all schooling backgrounds, whether public, private or homeschooled.
My mission has always been to foster kids’ and adults’ confidence in the kitchen and also in themselves, and what better way than by learning in your own home?
Children are learning in their own kitchen, using their own stove, pots,
pans . This empowerment in their most familiar environment builds confidence and forms skills and culinary habits to last their entire lives.
After my classes, kids know where their home ingredients are, they know where their cutting board is, how to use their mixer... I teach students the techniques, and their new found courage in the kitchen and in their own abilities is what will last (far past the delicious food they've just prepared).
Are you ready to cook up confidence in your kitchen? Learn more about my upcoming online classes for kids and adults.