Amy Emberling is a Managing Partner at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, one of the eleven businesses in Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is an artisanal bakery with a retail shop, a baking school and 100 wholesale customers in southeastern Michigan. Before coming to Zingerman’s Amy studied social movements at Harvard College, attended L’ecole de Gastronomie Francaise at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, France, worked in many restaurants and bakeries and received an MBA from Columbia University. Amy’s love of great food began in her childhood home of Nova Scotia, where she feasted on lobster and wild blueberry cake.
Amy was one of the original bakers at Zingerman’s Bakehouse when it opened and became a Zingerman’s partner in 2000. She is the co-author of the cookbook Zingerman’s Bakehouse. In addition to leading the bakery, Amy teaches seminars with ZingTrain and develops food tours for Zingerman’s Food Tours. She’s been combining her interests in organizational design, making delicious food, travel, and business management at Zingerman’s since 1992. She believes that business can be the source of positive social change and create value all at the same time.
Amy lives in Ann Arbor with her husband Geoff, their two grown children, Jake and Ruby, daughter in-law Emily and grandson Miles.