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  Attended Sam's sour dough bread class and since then not bought bread from store.. mainly because don't think can digest that after tasting... learning and making such delicious bread at home. My family loved it.. my father got so nostalgic having the bread as it reminded him of the taste he used to have almost 60 years back when he was growing up.. kudos to you Sam for bringing health and taste both combined beautifully together back into our lives... Thanks a lot for all your patience during the class.. making me specially practice again and again till I got it right.. answering all our questions and ofcourse for all the learning. It was a fun class.. wish you more success.

    thumb Ujjwala Patel
    8/18/2017

    5 star review  Awesome classes! Amazing tips and tricks.. Will definitely go back to learn more!! Thanks so much Samruddhi!

    thumb Divya Venkatesh
    12/05/2014
  • 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  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  Awesome class.

    thumb Jyothi Prasad
    11/29/2014

    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  When you think in right way, you live life beautifully & this beauty reflects in your work.... You are an admiration to many...and I am one of them !! Keep up the good work

    thumb Prachi Malandkar-Karekar
    12/17/2014

    5 star review  I was in a search to learn the art of baking healthy breads and that's how I came across an article about Samruddhi and her workshop. After that I could not just wait at all asked for her next immediate classes and I made it up. To speak up honestly I knew nothing about SD breads, but after attending Sam workshop I could say it's really worth taking up. She teaches it with so much of patience and gives us all possible tips and tricks without holding back anything, it's hard to find to such an quality within a person who is into baking such niche product. Hats off to you Sam. After workshop help in clearing out queries and keep us going and assuring that we practice what we have learnt from you, that's a feather on to your cap. Would love to attend Ur nexy level workshops also. The kind of satisfaction that I get when I am giving something really healthy for my people around, that means a lot and lot and never money can carry it away Sam � it's all because of you. So my heartfelt thanks to you��

    thumb Priya Singaravelu
    8/11/2017
  • 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  Sourdough has been a grey area for me and very intimidating to start with all by myselves.. but after attending the class, Sam gave an in-depth knowledge about it... she gave the household hacks, she helps in rectify mistakes and as a teacher she pushes her students to be innovative and helps overcome our fears.. thank you so much Sam...

    thumb Aarti Prasanna
    11/29/2017
  • 5 star review  Samrudhhi is an awesome teacher. Very patient and explains everything. Her hand-holding goes beyond the class itself and she is always available to help. I have gotten the confidence to bake my sourdough breads from the get go and I owe it to her. Thanks Samruddhi!

    thumb Sujatha Narasimhan
    11/29/2016

    5 star review  So much learning and fun packed into 8 hours! I finally feel confident I will be able to make/bake sourdough bread! Throw all those bread making books away, this class is the Real Deal!

    thumb Sujata Shukla
    11/12/2017
  • 5 star review  Review from my daughter Varsha who attended a class: I enjoyed the “Everyday Breads” class very much and came away inspired. Sam enthusiastically took us through all the details and also answered my countless questions with patience. I especially appreciated her efforts to accommodate the needs of my vegan family - she gave me tips to convert all the recipes into vegan ones. I hope to one day attend the sourdough class as well. Thank you Samruddhi for a great learning experience!

    thumb Nirmala Rao
    2/24/2017

    5 star review  I just attended Samruddhi's sourdough bread baking class and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning how to make breads using wild yeast. Samruddhi's style of teaching is clear, concise, and really easy to understand and follow. Her instructions are detailed and she spends time with each student patiently answering questions and offering advice.

    thumb Richa Gupta
    7/26/2017
  • 5 star review  The fear of baking breads and sourdough just goes off....such is the teaching of samruddhi, very happy and privileged to be taught under you. ....Thanks samruddhi

    thumb Rashmi Praveen
    2/21/2017

    5 star review  Samriddhi u r tooooo good�. She was helping me out even before I took up her sourdough class. Inspired me to make my own sourdough starter, was there to help me at every step and picking my phone everytime I called. Thank you for being patient. Then I took her sourdough class which was super awesome. U R AN EXCELLENT TEACHER and an excellent human being.

    thumb Sunita Jain
    9/14/2016
  • 5 star review  I did the sourdough class at KrumbKraft and must say it was a complete professional learning experience of all sorts and has me confident in working through sourdough breads... And what a teacher we have in Samruddhi!!! Patient, relentlessly willing to explain every doubt we have and picking our brains once in a while so that we stay sharp� The after course support from her is priceless! Yes, I would definitely recommend KrumbKraft to anyone who wants to learn the art of baking the right way...

    thumb Surya Raghunathan
    1/08/2017

    5 star review  The absolute best place to go if you want to learn the art of baking bread. I went in as a complete novice who had a very basic idea of how to handle bread doughs and I've come out so much more confident and knowledgeable. I attended both the Breads around the world and Sourdough workshops----Samruddhi, you're the nicest and most patient teacher and you made everything feel so easy!

    thumb Urvashi Shivnani
    6/21/2017
  • 5 star review  Sammrudhi is the best teacher any one can ask for. So patiently she answers all the queries and during the workshop explained every process in detail. I can now bake my own sourdough bread!!!! �

    thumb Vijayata Mann Bhalla
    2/21/2017

    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

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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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