We've been nominated as semifinalists as outstanding bakers!

Cheryl and Griffith Day are self-taught bakers who founded Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. They are semi-finalists for this year’s James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Baker. Cheryl honed her skills in her mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens, and her enthusiasm for enriching lives through the time-honored art of scratch baking is one of her most endearing qualities (along with a few dance moves she picked up in her days as a Soul Train dancer!). Griff’s interest in baking was piqued by the magical sourdough starter that his mother kept in the family kitchen when he was a child. He is a master of flavorful breads and creative savory dishes. Cheryl and Griff got married in their bakery, and the recipe for their wedding cake appears on page 82 of their first cookbook, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller. Their much-anticipated new cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love, will be published by Artisan in March 2015.

Follow Cheryl and Griff on Facebook and Instagram at @BackintheDayBakery and on Twitter at @BacknthDayBakry. 

Read about the 2015 nominations