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Want to be an apprentice to longtime baker (and Washington food-scene tsk-tsker) Mark Furstenberg? Now’s you chance. Furstenberg is looking for five apprentices as he prepares to open a new bakery called Bread Furst at 4434 Connecticut Ave. NW in Van Ness.

The six- to eight-week unpaid apprenticeship program is part of a partnership with NURISH: The Center for a Creative Culinary Economy, a nonprofit headed by Domku owner Kera Carpenter. (NURISH is also involved in the culinary training program at Carpenter’s new Anacostia cafe.) 

Furstenberg, who founded (but is no longer involved in) Breadline and Marvelous Market, promises to teach his students not just the art of bread and pastry making, but also about business planning, management, marketing, sourcing, staging, space design, and more.

Previous baking experience and culinary training are not required, but participants must commit 10 to 15 hours per week. The program is designed for people who aim to open their own food businesses in D.C. one day.

For more info and applications, email Carpenter at info@nurishdc.com.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery