Welcome JB’s 50th Class!

Happy Friday! We are back in action with JB 50 starting up this week. In true first week fashion, we will run through some introductions to the students as well as what they learned this week.

In addition to getting to know each other through a series of team building exercises, the group also got started in their baker’s math units and are up to ServSafe Ch 3. The first chapter covers the introduction to ServSafe, and the second chapter introduces them to just why preparing food correctly is so important. Chapter 2 is a doozy, covering the pathogens that can come from food, and the factors that can make food unsafe from the pathogens. Today the students went over Ch 3 which focuses on allergens and introduces the different type of contamination that can occur.

Beyond the work, we also introduce the students to the different aspects to the program including our peer specialists, Jan from Project Respect, and Yoga Accessible for All (YAFA), which is a new program that incorporates breath, movement, and trauma informed care.

Now let’s meet the 50th class of Just Bakery!

“My name is Tiana. I’m 26 years old from Des Moines, Iowa . I moved out to Madison to change my ilfe. Well, it didn’t start good: I became homeless and started using drugs that took place for about 2 years. In 2020 my life changed. I stopped using and became healthy, made goals for myself and achieved stable housing. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the support of my fiancé. I now find joy in life instead of it being stressful and messy. I’ve had time to think about what I’ve wanted to do with my life and I’m not sure yet, still thinking about it. I’m young and have time to decide what I want to with my life. One thing I want people to understand about me is that I will always be in recovery; I take my life one day at a time so be patient with me.”

“I’m Sirspurgeon. I’m from Joliet, IL. I’m 35 years old and I’ve come to learn something new. My mom is one of my biggest influences. I get joy from my music, and I am unsure about what I want to do in the future.”


“I was born in Chicago but I have lived in Madison for twenty years. My mother is my biggest influence and inspiration. I was in foster care and it wasn’t easy. My joys in life: cooking, music, art, friends, family. In the future I want to start a organization that help the underprivileged kids and for kids currently in and have been in foster care. MESSAGE OF THE DAY .Love yourself and you deserve respect know matter who you are or where you come from or who you love and remember be kind and that life is a celebration.”

Check in next week to meet our other two students!

Thank you for everyone who came out for the #tasteofmadison this year! Though we missed having it on the square it was still a good time.

Remember, the best way to support Just Bakery is to buy products! We have carryout and delivery available Monday-Saturday, so place your orders here today!

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