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Amy Emberling is a Managing Partner at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, one of the nine businesses in Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. She has been an avid food lover and baker since her childhood in Nova Scotia, Canada where she especially enjoyed feasting on wild blueberries and freshly steamed lobster. After high school Amy moved to Cambridge, MA, and when she wasn’t enjoying Boston bakeries and restaurants, she studied American social movements at Harvard College. She then followed her passion for food and learned to cook and bake at L’École de Gastronomie Française at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, France. In 1999, she received her MBA from Columbia University.
Amy was one of the original bakers at Zingerman’s Bakehouse when it opened in 1992 and played a management role until 1996 when she left Ann Arbor for what she thought would be the rest of her life. After a few years’ hiatus, though, she returned to be a Zingerman’s partner in 2000. As well as leading the bakery, Amy teaches seminars with ZingTrain and is a partner in Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Her twenty-five year career in food is characterized by her passion for baking, teaching, and caring for her staff and community.
Amy lives in Ann Arbor with her husband Geoff. Their two grown children, Jake and Ruby, are students and avid eaters.