We had the opportunity to speak with Adam Young from Sift Bake Shop in Mystic to discuss winning Food Network’s “Best Baker in America” and what it’s like to be a local business in Connecticut.
Local Connecticut: Besides winning, what was your favorite experience being on Food Network's Best Baker In America?
Adam Young: Being able to network with the other contestants, and spend time bonding with leaders of the industry.
LC: You need to prepare your favorite dessert for a dinner party, what are you making?
AY: Grilled stone fruit with gelato and black pepper honey.
LC: What is the backstory behind Sift?
AY: I had worked in luxury hospitality for years, and wanted to be able to provide my craft to a broader demographic. Sift allows me to do just that. Also, as a chef, you can travel and move often for work. My wife is from Stonington, and she and I both were hopeful to put down "roots" locally.
LC: What do you hope people experience when they walk into Sift?
AY: A unique experience that is more than just a food necessity, and gracious service. The type of service that parallels the quality of product we serve.
LC: How important is the local community to you as a business owner?
AY: It's the most important thing, which is why we focus on giving back, job creation, and provide a unique experience to the local community.
LC: Describe Sift in three words.
AY: Community, consistency, craftsmanship.
For more information about Adam, his family, and Sift Bake Shop visit their website below!