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Cover Story - February 20, 2013

Self-made masters: Culinary magic without culinary degrees at Woodside Bakery & Cafe

by Dave Boyce

There are professions in which badges from a school of some kind have become a necessity: medicine, the practice of the law, the enforcement of the law. Cooking for restaurants is heading that way, says Executive Chef William Ruiz of the Woodside Bakery & Cafe. But for now, for himself, for longtime Pastry Chef Jesus Mendoza and for Sous Chef Ismael Guido, they don't need no stinking badges.

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