Wednesday, October 20
Arrive in Minneapolis and get settled into the Westin Minneapolis, located downtown in a historic bank building. You’ll be steps away from the Minneapolis Skyway System, which provides an easy connection to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. We’ll have an early evening wine reception at the hotel so you can meet our team and your fellow bakers. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.
Thursday, October 21
Day 1 of Baking: We’ll head to Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul for a day of hands-on Bundt baking. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.
Friday, October 22
The best way we know how to say Fri-yay? With a bakery tour to visit some of Minneapolis’s best. We’ll eat our way through the city, enjoy some lunch, and then head to Nordic Ware headquarters for a VIP tour to see how a Bundt pan comes to life. We’ll be joined by Jennifer Dalquist, a third-generation leader of the company, who will share the story of how her grandparents changed the baking world with the Bundt pan. After the tour, we’ll have a shopping experience at Nordic Ware’s factory store, where you will receive a Bundt pan of your choosing and a special shopping discount. You might want to pack an empty suitcase—hint, hint! These retreat activities will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the retreat activities. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Minneapolis.
Saturday, October 23
Day 2 of Baking: Get ready for another Bundt-tastic day at Cooks of Crocus Hill St. Paul. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. A group dinner will be held at one of Minneapolis’s best restaurants. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cooking school and dinner.
Sunday, October 24
No retreat activities are scheduled. Departures at the time of your choosing.
The full price of the trip (100%) is due at booking. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Amazon Pay. Trip prices are in US dollars.
The price of the trip includes all hotel accommodations, all baking classes, some meals, bakery tour, Nordic Ware tour, and a private coach transfer to/from all scheduled retreat activities.
Single-occupancy, double-occupancy, and baking participant plus non-baking guest rates are available.
Since the trip is nonrefundable, we suggest buying trip insurance through a company like Travelex. You can also check with your credit card company to see if they provide travel insurance.
If you don’t purchase travel insurance, you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation by you.
Your credit card will be charged by Hoffman Media, the parent company of Bake from Scratch.
We reserve the right to cancel this retreat if fewer than 16 participants have signed up by September 1, 2021. We will send an email confirmation to all participants when this number has been met. If Bake from Scratch initiates the cancellation, we will refund all payments. Please note that we will be monitoring travel advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic closely.
Have a question about this baking retreat? Contact us.