AMY SCHERBER Owner, Amy's Bread, NYC
1997: Selected in the "40 Under 40" by Crain's New York Business.
Amy Scherber, owner of Amy's Bread, is known nationally for her commitment to making hand-made, traditional breads. She began her career in marketing, but quickly realized a passion for cooking and baking. She attended culinary school at New York Restaurant School, worked at Bouley and Mondrian restaurants and trained in three French bakeries before launching Amy's Bread. Opened in 1992 in a small storefront on Ninth Avenue in New York City, the bakery has been well received. Amy's Bread has been recognized by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and many others as one of the best bakeries in New York.
In 1996, Amy expanded to a second location in Chelsea Market, where one can actually watch workers through the glass storefront as they mix, shape, and bake the bread. Amy's Bread sells delicious breads to more than one hundred restaurants and stores in New York daily, and has two retail cafes where a full line of breads, sweets, and sandwiches are available.
Amy published a cookbook, Amy's Bread, in 1996. She appears on the TV Food Network on the Baker's Dozen, and has been a guest on several other cooking programs. Amy is a member of the board of directors of the Bread Bakers Guide of America and Women Chefs and Restaurants. She was also selected in the "40 Under 40" by Crain's New York Business in 1997. The 2000 Zagat Survey of Restaurants ranked Amy's Bread third in the "Top 100 Bangs for the Buck" in NYC, and Market Place Guide for 1999/2000 gave the bakery rave reviews, and top ratings for quality.