I am looking to learn about baking bread and pastries and live in the Denver area. I currently work for a website that sells food service equipment and have been auditing our bakery selection. I was wondering if there are any local bakeries that would be willing to me with me and teach me how to bake bread and basic level pastry so I can figure out what equipment and supplies are essential in a bakery and learn more about how the process works. I am not trying to sell equipment or supplies to you, I am hoping that you can give me good insight into operating a bakery and maybe some insight into what makes various brands of equipment a good choice.
If you think you might be able to help me (and are mostly just eager to teach someone) please let me know. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty and would love the opportunity to watch you prep and start baking (I would love to shadow you during a baking shift, if possible).
Please let me know if you might be interested and I can tell you a bit more about my project and may be able to offer you incentives for helping :-).