About Nora Dunning
Dunning’s passion for fusion cooking ignited while helping her mom prep meals in their Singapore home and tasting her way through the enticing neighborhood ristorantes of Lucca, Italy. Upon returning to California, Dunning attended the San Francisco Baking Institute. Burnishing her skill set, most recently as Head Kitchen Manager and Culinary Operations Manager for Blue Bottle Coffee, and previously, Director of Food Operations for Farley’s, as well as Executive Chef at Monkey Forest Road and Crema. Advocating for super-local, sustainable, organic, and exotic ingredients, Dunning is a vanguard in the kitchen and revered baker of artisanal, house-made breads and pastries.