About Me

Hi there, I’m Samruddhi Nayak and the founder of Krumb Kraft.

I’ve been in the field of food related education, since the last 10 years.

I started my first venture “Whisk and Whip” as a trainer in chocolate making, and continued as a designer cake trainer, conducting over 40 hands-on workshops and training over 200 students.

Over time, I’ve shifted focus exclusively towards breads and European Baking.

I’ve completed my Diploma in European Baking from “Akademie Deutsches Bäckerhandwerk Weinheim e.V. Germany” in 2016 and subsequently apprenticed in a renowned German Bakery for a period of 3 months.

Smitten by the bread baking bug, and engulfed with the vision of bringing the art of Sourdough baking from Europe to India, I’ve started “Krumb Kraft”, a unique venture in training and consulting in the area of European baking and Sourdough breads, all using locally available ingredients.

Since then, this venture has been a tremendous success. I’ve conducted hands-on workshops across India to a variety of audience that includes Bread Enthusiasts, Chefs and College Students.

I also specialize in providing European baking consultation to restaurants and training institutes.

In line with the vision of KrumbKraft, I’ve started a vibrant Facebook community around bread baking – “Indian Artisan Bread Bakers”, with more than 2000 participating members as on today and counting.

 

Testimonials

  • 5 star review  I attended a 2 day session with Samrudhi. Since I am an amateur baker I nowhere felt I wasn't able to manage, she put in all her efforts to make me and all others in the group understand the practical and theory of sourdough. A very encouraging teacher who knows her job right, not job, but passion right. Even post the workshop, she's there to answer all the queries and help whenever I get stuck. Thanks Sam. Looking forward to some more workshops with you.

    thumb Neharika Sethi
    11/29/2017

    5 star review  I came across Krumbcraft accidentally and was amazed at the breads she was baking and teaching. Signed up with her for a class and now I am in awe of her knowledge and am very happy that I got to learn from a teacher like her who is ever ready to hand hold and teach her students and at the same time give the students the confidence to bake with sourdough on their own. Thank you samruddhi, without you I would not have understood what sourdough baking was.Looking forward to learn more from you

    thumb Veena Krishna Kumar
    11/28/2017
  • 5 star review  Who says sourdough baking classes have to be boring with all the science and math in it. Couldn't have spent my weekend in a better way. Samruddhi is so flawless with her knowledge and she so lovingly and patiently shared it with us. I am so glad, that I kept aside everything to attend this class with her and other fellow bakers. Got all my doubts cleared, all the nuances so well explained, this sourdough baking is now gonna be a part of my baking routine. Thank you Sam for so much love and knowledge that you shared with us.

    thumb Nasima Singh
    12/13/2016

    5 star review  I never knew learning from krumkraft will give me so much addiction towards sourdough.......sam tought us so much so easily n with so much patience that everything seemed like a piece of cake...baking was my passion always but sourdough baking added a lot of dimension to my love for oven ...class was so much fun so much talking countless queries n questions...n again learnt everything like a child's play...what craziness it was thanks thanks thanks for sharing ur knowledge with us sam�

    thumb Hina Malikkapoor
    10/26/2017
  • 5 star review  Highly recommended 🙂 Samruddhi is too good at teaching

    thumb Anita Singh
    3/28/2017

    5 star review  I stumbled upon krumbkraft at a time when I was searching for hands on experience at making sourdough bread. When I heard of the workshop, I immediately signed up for it. Though I had a fair knowledge about sourdough, the workshop enabled me to gain more confidence and Samruddhi gave us a lot of useful tips and tricks, which she had amassed with her vast experience. She cleared many of our doubts patiently and still continues to do so and keeps motivating us to perfect the art of sourdough baking. Not only did she teach us about sourdough she also gave many tips on easy and cost effective measures to replace accessories for baking. She created a community to share knowledge, use local ingredients and local flavors; Overall, I would say it was a very well rounded and wholesome experience.

    thumb Bharanidharan Ravishankar
    11/28/2017
  • 5 star review  Sourbread dough was in my to do list from long. Happened to taste Samrudhi's bread and fallen in love with it. When I joined her Sour bread workshop I was amazed with her in-depth knowledge and transparency in sharing the same. This was what I was looking for science of bread not just recipe. Love you Sam for introducing me to this mischievous Sourbread dough.

    thumb Deepali Sawant
    2/17/2017

    5 star review  Thank you Sam! Yesterday's class for me was stepping into a new world.. Being a great Baker is of course fabulous, but being able to share your knowledge and passion is a very special gift. I hope this is a start of a journey for me. I love baking with and for my family and friends. And I wish you and KrumbCraft a whole load of love and luck! Thank you again for yesterday. Intoxicated with excitement....xoxo Nicole

    thumb Nicole Rangel
    10/03/2017
  • 5 star review  I had read a lot about sourdough breads and decided to learn the process. But I was not at all prepared for what I experienced in Samruddhi's class. She is an amazing teacher and a very lovely and positive human being. Normally, when you attend a cooking class, you come back home with your file of printed recipes and goodies in your box and then you are on your own. Not here. Samruddhi is so involved and there for all her students. I wish her more success and best of luck in her future endeavors. This is one class, I will never forget in my life. Thanks Samruddhi for everything. God bless you.

    thumb Nirmala Bachani
    5/12/2017

    5 star review  I have been baking breads for a long time now but sourdough was left unexplored. I had been following Samruddhi and krumbkraft and had fallen in love with her sourdough breads�. And what could have been better than learning it from the master herself. It's a dream come true... She explained the concept so precisely, step by step, didn't left a patch for mistakes to happen.... And there I had in my hands...a very first, beautiful sourdough loaf made by myself independently �� I am very happy with my myself and this is the confidence Samruddhi put in me. Samruddhi, you are The Best...��... And the best thing is that..she is always there...for us to make perfect sourdough loaves. Thanks so much Samruddhi....���

    thumb Shalini Bali Bakshi
    5/13/2017
  • 5 star review  Finally got to a sourdough class, and one that has me completely addicted. Hands on, fun, satisfying, great learning experience... and of course dangerously addictive! Post Sam's class, life has never been the same. I hop between boules and crackers, dreaming of how the next bread will be. Thank you so much Sam. ���

    thumb Deeba Rajpal
    11/26/2017

    4 star review  Samruddhi is a wonderful teacher. And her class really helped me understand some of the basics in bread baking. Thank you so much for you knowledge and laughter we shared in your class:)

    thumb Niksha Bhide
    5/12/2017
  • 5 star review  Took the Sourdough bread class at krumbkraft. Sam is an excellent teacher who breaks down the process into easy steps. Her love for her craft comes through clearly which then compels you to fall in love with the process too. One can start baking bread from day 1 itself. She is ever available to answer your questions and her support is in ending. Very happy with my session with her. All the best Sam.

    thumb Preeti Mathre
    2/27/2017

    5 star review  I loved sour dough bread and wanted to learn art of making.........

    thumb Jasmina Parekh
    7/24/2017
  • 5 star review  I attended a basic sour dough class at Krumbkraft. I am very happy with techniques and steps taught in handling the sourdough. Though it is simple yet understanding the science behind it is important. Samruddhi is informative and patiently clears all the doubts and helps her students gain confidence in exploring the world of sourdough breads confidently. Post class she is fully engaged with her students and always responds to guiding them. It was fun and lots of laughter. Wish you many more accolades and success Samruddhi!!!

    thumb Swethaprajwala Raja
    11/26/2017

    5 star review  I had an amazing experience laerning sour dough from you Samruddhi. My perspective of making and consuming breads positively changed from regular breads.thank you Sam for your patience and looking forward to learn more and bake more�love you.

    thumb Seema Mehta
    11/26/2017
  • 5 star review  Attended the sourdough workshop yesterday and what fun it turned out to be. Sam's a lovely teacher and getting to bake my sourdough boule hands on felt just amazing. Amongst all the science and math involved we never stopped jumping around in excitement seeing the bread dough rising or while getting the boule nice and perfect and when the we finally had the result of a whole day's effort- all nice and warm. Thanks Samruddhi

    thumb Akila Subramanian
    10/30/2017

    5 star review  Even though i had attended other bread classes and baked some. I wanted to learn about sourdough breads, and Samruddhi was the one i was looking to. Attended her workshop just last week. She is such a nice pleasant person when you meet and a patient and strict teacher. She sees that each one of us attending her class has mastered the art. Imparts with all the tips and tricks of the method. Brings to your knowledge about the different flours and also the 'bakers math' which i was not aware. Thanks Sam for the awesome class . Looking forward to attending more of your classes in the advanced stages if any. Thanks and regards.

    thumb Tina Mohan Kumar
    8/11/2017
  • 5 star review  Super duper.. a class apart. Awesomeness redefined

    thumb Payal Saraf
    7/05/2017

    5 star review  Samruddhi's Sourdough class was an enriching and an enjoyable one. She is so patient and willing to explain even the silliest of doubts I had. I read a lot about sourdoughs before signing up for her class but only attending her class gave me the confidence to put it into action. We actually baked our own boules, learned various techniques. Her knowledge on the topic just amazes me.. Would recommend her classes highly...

    thumb Sunita Srinivasan
    10/25/2016

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Contact Us

We are located at
Domlur 2nd Stage
Bangalore, India

Feel free to call (or Whatsapp) at

+91 9448745153 (for sourdough workshops)

OR

+91 7829915151 (to order fresh baked breads)

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