Matthew James Duffy Chef and Baking Professor

I am a Chef, local food enthusiast and sourdough bread fanatic with over 15 years of industry experience.  I have worked in Michelin restaurants, world class bakeries, pizzerias and privately to the stars in the pursuit of knowledge and dedication to the craft of cooking.  I am now a Professor of Baking and Pastry Arts Management at Centennial college in Toronto. For more about me see my bio.

I  find it exceptionally rewarding to be able to share my knowledge and passion to influence and encourage people to explore the vast and versatile world of baking! I hope you enjoy exploring the site and find some useful baking resources.

When I'm not teaching, I can be found at home baking with my wife Jody and two year old daughter Juniper.


Chef and bread fanatic Matthew James Duffy exploded on the sourdough scene with over 480K social media followers.  After fifteen years of international industry experience, from specialty bakeries to Michelin-starred restaurants, Matthew is following his baking passion as a baking professor at Centennial College with online courses and consulting.

Sourdough has taken Matthew to Freiburg, to work alongside a German master baker at Bäckerei Pfeifle and to King Arthur Flour to work with bread master Jeffrey Hamelman.  San Francisco’s San Francisco Baking Institute and Chicago’s French Pastry School also made the list.  Special mention goes to a recent experience attending the Coupe du Monde De La Boulangerie in Paris, France.



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