Stephany has been in the baking industry since the 1970’s. She started out baking natural foods with whole wheat flour and honey and the graduated to the fine art of French pastry. She worked as a pastry chef in local premiere restaurants and opened her own full service bakery in 1985. After the earthquake of ‘89 she started teaching at the local community college. With 18 years of
teaching and running local bakeries she landed a job teaching at a world class culinary college, The International Culinary Center in Campbell, California. Her big claim to fame is, in 2017 she was a finalist in Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. In 2019 after 13 years at the ICC she retired. In her retirement she has written her memoir of her life in food with recipes called Tasting Life Twice. She also teaches home chefs and teens baking at the same college where she started teaching in 1989. She loves to travel and volunteer her time to great causes. Food is still her primary interest in life.
Kim Williams is the Sr. Director of Food Service at Guckenheimer. She has over 30 years of experience in the food industry and is currently Sr. Food Service Director for one of the largest corporate law firms in the bay area. Her passions are food, family and friends.
Kim is driven by her love of the culinary arts, food safety standards and keeping up with the latest innovations in the industry. In her position at Guckenheimer, Kim has been recognized several times by her peers for her extraordinary commitment to managing multiple site operations and food service.
Hannah Kanik is the West Valley reporter for The Mercury News, The Los Gatos Weekly and The Saratoga News. She previously worked as a reporter for PhillyVoice in Philadelphia and freelanced for The Seattle Times. She grew up in Sacramento, California, and attended the University of Oregon with a major in journalism and minor in political science.