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  Baking using sourdough seemed very complicated to me. Making us understand that , it's just another type of yeast ,Sam made it too simple for us. Extremely talented ,cool headed ,very down to earth person, Sam is always reachable, even after the completion of the course. All the foreign terms which was going above my head made me quite nervous to start. May be that's the case in many of the bakers. So she starts with explaining that it's not that complicated as everybody thinks. No question is simple or hilarious to her. She takes every question or doubt very seriously and replies. And that may be many times as well. At the end of the class she is still as fresh as she started when we were all nearly dead ��. Our batch was very coperative and loving and it seemed like we were a family. Loved every moment of the day and we have all started baking sourdough now.

    thumb Veena Aravind
    11/26/2017

    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
  • 5 star review  Awesome class!! Would love to go back for more classes...

    thumb Shruthi Hl
    3/15/2016

    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  A real fun sunday learning session with whisk and whip making Lebanese... The class was more of doing work than sitting and watching... Samridhhi here makes it so much fun by making us do stuff and all those never ending tips and tweaks. Would surely enjoy attending more of her classes!!

    thumb Palak Gagrani
    11/24/2014

    5 star review  I went for my first ever class yesterday and it was amazing! I am a novice baker who is looking at improving her skills. Sour dough was something that always seemed too difficult and confusing. But Sam changed that completely! Her way of explaining techniques and procedures followed by her hands on approach, helped each and everyone one of us to overcome our fear of sour dough. Her excitement and love for baking was apparent and trust me it flows down to you. Not even 24 hours after the class I'm already experimenting! Have to admitted i'm addicted. Cant wait for the next class 🙂

    thumb Shreya DeMonte
    9/03/2017
  • 5 star review  Sam is the perfect teacher: patient, eloquent and extremely knowledgeable about her subject. Her passion is infectious. She is ever ready to help with our endless doubts. But more than that, she has taken the initiative and literally started the sourdough revolution in India!! Personally I'm not a bread person, but sourdough has changed me! Sourdough has now become a part of our life. My family loves it, and all the more because of its health factor. Thanks so much for bringing sourdough into our lives, Sam!! �

    thumb Lubna Gafoor
    11/26/2017

    5 star review  SD:i have always eluded it.made me nervous and scared.thanks to Sam I have learnt the ropes understood the concept.she has kept immense patience n faith in me.been holding my hand n guiding through all the endless queries.thank u once again Sam.

    thumb Shradha Saraf
    9/22/2016
  • 5 star review  One of the best and insightful learning sessions on Artisan Bread. The knowledge Samruddhi shares is beyond expectations with the confidence she passes to each of us during the session, making us confident to work on our own with our own mistakes and learnings by the end of the workshop. Great job Samruddhi and may all your plans to grow with the group come true! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    thumb Tejjal S Deesai
    10/25/2016

    5 star review  What an awesome workshop in Delhi with Samruddhi.. From telling minor details about sourdough, percentages, formulas, to baking sourdough crackers and our own sourdough bread, it was a great learning experience !! Thank you Sam for such a fun class

    thumb Aditi Gupta
    2/14/2017
  • 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  Superb place...would love to learn everything from u samruddhi

    thumb Priyanka Singhal Agarwal
    1/17/2015
  • 5 star review  Before you begin to teach someone, you must be in love with your craft and know the science and math and logic behind it. Happy to have attended a #krumbkraft module by Samruddhi , and return with a perfect loaf and a San Francisco starter... and the priceless skill that she helped me acquire... so now SourDough breads will be part of my repretoire too. ��� And had an amazing day with fellow bread enthusiasts. My only crib...the long drive ,from rural south bombay to the ultra hip suburbs in Malad�����

    thumb Shalini Digvijay
    12/11/2016

    5 star review  Samruddhi has a rich experience and I appreciate her dedication towards baking. The class was very interactive.. and I took back home more than what I had come to learn..

    thumb Reema Prakash
    3/07/2016
  • 5 star review  I had an amazing class with Samruddhi! She really knows her stuff and knows how to convert that knowledge into simple terms for you to understand. The class was paced very well so that we were not tripping over ourselves and I managed 2 beautiful loaves within a day of of the class.

    thumb Reshma D'Souza
    2/22/2017

    5 star review  Samruddhi Bhatt, you are not only a fabulous teacher but an awesome person. The way you teach a complicated bread step by step is amazing. You don't hold anything back and the knowledge you imparted during the 8hrs class was immense. Thank you so much for introducing me to such a healthy bread which tastes heavenly!

    thumb Pooja Panday
    8/19/2017
  • 5 star review  Sam is the go to person for learning all about breads. I attended her basic sourdough class and was overwhelmed by her knowledge. She is very supportive and answers all your queries in the class and after class. Very happy that I can make my own breads for my family. Thanks a lot Sam��

    thumb Rashmi Satish
    11/02/2017

    5 star review  Having read and heard a lot about sourdough and seeing some amazing loafs I always wondered if I could come even close to replicating some of them. Now 2 months since I took the Sourdough class with Samruddhi I am not only confident I can bake great loafs but couple to times even managed to come close to perfection. Samruddhi is a strict but patient teacher who never gets tired to answering your questions. The concept of after class support group is fantastic, where you not only get to clarify your doubts but also learn new things from fellow bakers. Great going Samruddhi… All the Best!

    thumb Samidha Gabhane
    2/21/2017
  • 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  Super duper.. a class apart. Awesomeness redefined

    thumb Payal Saraf
    7/05/2017

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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 9449636608 (to order fresh baked breads)

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