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6 & 7 July 2024

Ryan Simmons

Volare Bread

Ryan is a 5th generation baker. With no formal baking qualifications, Ryan is one of the founders of Volare Bread. Driven by wanting to learn how everything works at a base level, Ryan has helped establish Volare as the Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s premier Artisan Bakery. 

Volare distributes to cafe’s, restaurants and all good food stores. Ryan says he is not afraid to fail if it means he can learn something from it.

Make sure to book into one of his masterclasses where he and Sam, Volare's head pastry chef will teach you how to make two classic pastry items. 

His advice to new cooks

"Dont be afraid to fail, that's when you learn the most".

Get to know Ryan:

Favourite restaurant/or café in the Waikato to go out to:

Depends how I'm feeling on the day.

Most underrated vegetable, cut of meat or seafood?


The kitchen utensil you can't live without?

Cast iron pan.

If you didn’t become a chef what would you have been?

Audio Engineer.

What is your one ingredient that is your staple?


Saturday night in with a movie, what is your comfort meal?

Dark Chocolate.

Where to see Ryan...