Hi there! My name is Amanda Bochain and I want to welcome you to wafflemakershub.com! If you've landed here, you may be looking at buying a waffle maker and wondering which is the best waffle maker to purchase. Or maybe you already have a waffle iron and are looking for some great recipes or advice on making waffles. Either way, you've come to the right place! I want to make this blog a central "hub" for getting you all the waffle information you need!
My Background as a Pastry Chef
Every since I was able to hold a spoon I have loved to bake. I grew up helping my mom make cookies and pies and would pour over the photos in cookbooks. Once I was old enough to use the oven, I would come home from school everyday and bake something new. When the time came to choose a college and career, baking and pastry was the only route for me!
I attended the Culinary Institute of America and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management. I went on to work in hotels, country clubs, small bakeshops, five star restaurants and after 14 years, finally opened my own bakery cafe. Specializing in wedding cakes and doughnuts (quite the combination!) I worked 18 hour shifts almost daily to make sure my dream bakeshop was a sucess.
Needless to say, I have had my share of baking experiences, both at home and in professional kitchens so I am excited to be able to help you with your culinary quests!
Why I Love Waffles
I can clearly remember being in charge of whisking the waffle batter every weekend when I was a kid. My mom would take out our old double Belgian waffle maker and pour my overly whisked batter in (I would stir until there was not even one lump!) Waffles bring back memories of home and that is something I love to re create now, as an adult. Warm waffles straight out of the waffle maker, covered in maple syrup is just so comforting.
I am now a stay at home mom to two young girls (3 years old and 3 weeks old!) and I love continuing my food traditions with my girls. My 3 year old and I are constantly making waffles together and, of course, she is the one who gets to stir the batter! Hopefully our love of waffles will help you make some amazing waffles as well and also aid you in finding the perfect waffle maker for your home.