Kathy Lehr is a bread authority who was mentored by French Chef Danielle Forrestier, and trained with Jeff Hamelman, James McGuire, and Peter Reinhart. A former elementary school teacher turned bread maker/instructor, she has been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years. She also holds a Grand Diploma from Zona Spray School of Cooking in Hudson (now Western Reserve School of Cooking). Each year she tries to expand her horizons with classes from various bakers across the country. In 2011, Kathy spent three days at a workshop with Kiko Denzer in Minnesota, learning how to build a wood fired oven, which she recreated in her own back yard. Now she holds such classes of her own.
Her recently released DVD, Classic French Bread and More… is a guide through the art of bread making. Kathy is an expert who helps people understand the chemistry of bread making, build confidence, and gain the ability to bake perfect breads any time! In the words of Master Baker Danielle Forestier, “With Kathy Lehr, you have one of the best bread makers east of the Mississippi.”