Chef Gram began work at TBP on April 16. He has been Production Manager for Grateful Bread in Denver, Head Baker at West Town Bakery in Chicago and Kitchen Manager at Flagship Facilities Services in Menlo Park. More recently, he was Bread Chef at Facebook, Inc’s Menlo Park corporate headquarters where he managed the production of 40+ fresh baked goods daily! He is a graduate of The French Pastry School in Chicago where he studied with Chefs Sebastian Canonne MOF, Jacquey Pfifer, Bob Hartwig, Sebastian Thifienne, Laura Ragano and John Kraus. He has mastered proficiency in areas including frozen cakes/entremets, chocolate and sugar candies, tarts, breads, breakfast pastries, chocolate and sugar showpieces, wedding cakes, plated dessert, ice cream/sorbets, and jam making. He completed an externship at Pasticceia Bruno on Staten Island where he specialized in high volume production and worked with Chef/Owners Biaglo and Salvatore Settepani.