From Family and Friends of San Francisco Baking Institute: Due to the massive outpouring of support from thousands of bakers, former students, friends and many top leaders in the industry, our call to keep SFBI open has been successful! The tremendous pressure you have applied in such a short time has enabled us to find an ally within the BPPE. She has helped us to regain legal status to operate, effective immediately, and thus we will be able to offer our classes as scheduled on January 7th and thereafter. We cannot express enough our gratitude to you all for your kind words and massive effort to keep our school alive! Humblest thanks, Michel, Miyuki, Mac, Juliette, Kate, Laura, Alysia, Connie, and the rest of The SFBI Team
Dear SFBI family!
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support! Due to the pressure of everyone the Bureau has agreed to let us reopen today!
Thank you to Leeza, an analyst at the BPPE, who has agreed to work with us and let us continue to operate while the application finishes processing. This does and will mean a few changes around SFBI but we will continue to bring the baking world and our students the best training possible.
Although I would love to thank each person individually and let them know the great news, I would like to express in this letter how very grateful I am for each one of you who have expressed support, written letters, signed our petition, spoken to media and government on our behalf, and encouraged us through your calls and emails. All of your voices made me realize the importance of SFBI in many levels on everyone's life, personal or business and I could not let it go. It amazed me the group of people from all over the world who reached out for support because we all have the same goal, "Baking good products".
We thank you and 2013 is going to be a good year with lots of new support from SFBI. This little bump made me realize the importance for SFBI to keep supporting innovation and education and realized from all your emails you are counting on SFBI Team and really appreciate what we do.
SFBI team and Thorough Bread and Pastry are joining me to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your action and wish you a happy new year.
Owner and Founder