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Dean Brettschneider
Global Baker
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Dean Brettschneider is the author of 5 international awarding wining & best selling baking books - The Menu, Global Baker, Taste, Baker and The New Zealand Baker.

Today, Dean is respected globally as one of the most knowledgeable bakers in the world and has an international following.

He lives in Shanghai, China, where he works with BakeMark where he spends most of his time travelling around the Asia and Europe, working to create a demand for exceptional baking and to explore new bakery trends, techniques and ideas.

Recently Dean has joined forces with Zarbo’s Delicatessen in Auckland New Zealand to bring you the very best hand crafted artisan breads ever seen in New Zealand. These Breads & Pastries are exclusive to Zarbo’s! He also has business interests in Baker & Spice, a top artisan bakery in Shanghai, China.

Dean describes his baking style as "back to the future". That means using traditional recipes combined with modern techniques, equipment and flavours. His philosophy is simple - "Commitment, dedication, passion — and a little fun"
He communicates his baking expertise to a wider audience through his website or