Today's episode highlights our Brainfood Speaker Series featuring Zak Stern, CEO & Founder of Zak The Baker. The bakery and cafe offers kosher fresh bread, pastries, and sandwiches located in Wynwood. At 22, Zak wasn’t living the life he wanted. Graduate school. Organic chemistry. Fluorescent lights. Life, he thought, was too short to be spent on the things in which he had no interest. He wanted to go back to basics, to work with his hands. Today, Zak the Baker is a evidence of this simple desire. With a full service bakery and restaurant as well as wholesale distribution to multiple WholeFoods and endless local restaurants, Zak the Baker is undoubtedly a Miami staple. Hear first hand from the man behind the vision and his insights on entrepreneurship, business integrity, and the endless pursuit of your passion. Moderated by Margo Bettencourt, Director of Sales Marketing at Zak the Baker. Margo is committed to getting more good food to more people (and happy to chat about what “good food” means). She has led Zak The Baker’s Wholesale Department since 2016, a period during which sales have roughly doubled annually. Remember to follow us @thebigideabox @thelabmiami @knightfdn @startupfiu @endeavormiami #BrainfoodMIA on Instagram and Twitter! Connect with our guest @zakthebaker Share your feedback with this link: bit.ly/2C3fwFj and enjoy the show!! ______ Brainfood Speaker Series is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success and failures. This monthly event takes place at The LAB Miami, helping Miami startups as well as entrepreneurs understand the opportunities alongside the challenges of launching and growing a business. We’re sharing these amazing stories that provide new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is brought to you by Endeavor Miami in partnership with The LAB Miami, LAB Ventures, Knight Foundation, and Startup Florida International University (FIU).