Meet Shamane

Shamane Simons

I began my professional career as an apprentice and  pastry assistant in the pastry department of the prestigious Four Star, Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, in 1990.

Became the Pastry Chef at the Sugarbush Resort, Vermont, in 1991. At the same time, I was the Pastry Chef and Line Chef at the Tucker Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, Vermont, in 1991.

I earned my Culinary Arts, Sciences and Restaurant Management Degree at the renown Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Arizona, in 1994.

I continued my post-graduate education, attending culinary classes hosted by the International School of Confectionary Arts in 1994 and the Notter School of Pastry Arts in 1995.

While earning my degree, I was the Pastry Chef at the Wrigley Mansion Club in Phoenix, Arizona from 1992 to 1996.  The Wrigley Mansion Club was privately owned by music recorder and musician, Geordie Hormel.  I had the pleasure of making cakes for exotic celebrities such as Alice Cooper and Nine Inch Nails and many elaborate weddings and private parties during my tenure.

From 1996 to 1998, I resided in Burgundy, France working as a personal chef for an exclusive hot air balloon company.  I traveled through France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland, preparing five course meals in some of the areas historic castles, vineyards and "in flight" over the Swiss Alps.  I later spent many months traveling through Nepal, India and Thailand; an experience which added a very broad and diverse spice to my cuisine.

Returning to the United States in 1998, I assumed the position of Pastry Chef at The Mediterranean and the Brasserie Ten Ten restaurants in Boulder, Colorado.  I established and ran the bakery, which served both establishments with breads and desserts.

In April 2004, I fulfilled a long standing dream and opened Shamane's Bake Shoppe in Boulder, Colorado, where I currently focus my education, experience, training, and skills on creating custom wedding and specialty cakes, pastries, savory and sweet pies, desserts, and savory cuisine.

I  served 2 years as a Board Member for the Boulder County Farmers Market.

Shamane's Bake Shoppe is dedicated to our customers and community.  We offer a delicious and unique product, with little impact to the environment and purchasing within our community to help other small businesses grow and prosper.

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