Kneading Passion: Cultivating a Life with Bread

A Public Talk by Ciril Hitz

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What do you get when you combine a Waldorf education and an art degree? A trip to the World Cup of Baking in Paris, of course! When you follow your passion, life has a way of shepherding you along on unexpected and serendipitous journeys, and this couldn't be truer for Ciril Hitz. At this evening talk, he will speak about how his life experiences and personal creative explorations have informed and contributed to his professional career as a bread baker, author, and educator. To learn more about Ciril, please visit,

Ciril Hitz teaches full-time at the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and offers Breadhitz Rehoboth Workshops at his private baking facility in Rehoboth, MA.  A native of Switzerland, Ciril attended the Rudolf Steiner Schule in St. Gallen until the age of 10. His family then moved Chestnut Ridge, NY where he completed his 12-year Waldorf education at Green Meadow Waldorf School. Ciril graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and completed a three-year Swiss apprenticeship as a pastry chef/chocolatier. He is a passionate baker, author, and educator with an international reputation and over 20 years of professional baking and pastry experience. Ciril is a guest instructor/expert at many national and international culinary events and schools and is an active member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America. He has been featured on the NBC Today Show, The Food Network, The Learning Channel, and Ciao Italia. His baking philosophy embraces both the artistic and technical aspects of bread. More information about his work, books, videos, and workshops can be viewed on his website,


A workshop for the Merriconeag Community:

Decorative Holiday Dough Ornaments

A worksop with Ciril Hitz

Saturday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Community Hall

$35 per person. Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

You must pre-register and pay to hold your place, and drop your check off at either office.
Are you looking for a new and creative outlet that combines craft and kitchen? Come learn about ornamental decorative breads! The techniques utilized produce stunning results, and even complicated effects can be surprisingly easy to learn. Chef Ciril Hitz will guide you through the steps in making fun and festive decorative ornaments for the winter and holiday season, and you'll have the opportunity to work hands-on with the doughs and create your own ornaments. Participants should bring their own apron, a rolling pin, and a cookie tray to the workshop. Cookie cutters will be available to share, but feel free to bring your own along.