A Note on Our Experts, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson
Award-winning bakers Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson met in 1992 and married in 1994. Soon after, the pair traveled to France to cement their already well-established expertise, working in wood-fired-oven bakeries that specialize in natural fermentation, organic bread, and traditional pastry. Upon returning to the U.S., the couple opened Bay Village Bakery in Point Reyes Station, California, which they owned and operated for five years. They moved to San Francisco to open Tartine in 2002, and four years later opened its sister restaurant, Bar Tartine, just around the block.