Join us as we enter into the Christmas Spirit with music, drinks, and sugar cookies! Participants in this class will learn how to make the easiest and yummiest sugar cookie dough. After the demonstration, all participants will roll out and cut the sugar cookies. While sugar cookies are baking and cooling, we will begin to color the frosting and get our piping tools ready. Our instructor will demonstrate some decorating and piping techniques, then assist the class as they decorate their own Christmas cookies. Participants will go home with one dozen decorated Christmas cookies!
Adam Schonert is a senior at Iowa State University pursuing a Bachelor of Food Science and Master of Business Administration. Adam has a strong passion for baking, science, and teaching and loves offering classes at Rose Farm. Adam and his wife Sophia currently own Schonert’s Patisserie, a home-licensed bakery that offers various baked goods. They are especially known for pastries, pies, cheesecakes, cakes, and pour-over coffee. Adam has extensive experience developing new products in the food industry.
Last summer, Adam was the QA Intern at Barilla. In this role, he had the opportunity to develop food safety plans, learn about commercial pasta production, and eat lots of free pasta! During the summer of 2020, Adam served as the Bakery R&D Intern at Newly Weds Food in Chicago, IL. During his role, he was able to develop a new product line for the company. During the summer of 2019, Adam was the R&D Intern at Country Maid Inc. in West Bend, IA. During his experience, he was able to develop new product lines and flavorings. Adam had been acknowledged many times for his ability to develop new food products. In 2018, Adam worked at The Chocolate Season in Algona, Iowa, where The Food Network rated his waffle menu “The Best in Iowa”.
He was also a finalist in the National Dairy Council New Product Competition in 2019. You’ll typically see Adam and Sophia at the farm teaching a class, lending a hand, or brewing pour-over coffee. After taking a class at Rose Farm with Adam, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the product, culinary techniques, and a new passion for baking.