Jory Downer

Jory Downer has been a professional baker for more than 40 years. His father, Guy Downer, purchased Bennison’s Bakery in Evanston, IL, from the Bennison family in 1967. Bennison’s had already been a north shore institution since 1938.In 1975 Jory joined the family bakery. He attended culinary school to improve his skill, eventually achieving the rank of Certified Master Baker, and went on to teach baking and pastrycourses at Kendall College. Jory was a member of BBGA Team USA 2005, which won the gold medal in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangeriein Paris, and he coached the 2008 and 2014 teams