Megan Forman, Gracious Bakery & Cafe

She escaped from her hometown of New Orleans because she wanted to experience more. Now she’s back and she’s working to make the culture in her bakery live up to the name: Gracious Bakery & Cafe. She wants customers AND the employees to feel welcome there.

Megan’s take:

Favorite Kitchen Tool or Gadget:

Offset serrated knife. It’s so great for doing all the things.

3 Things In My Refrigerator:

Siracha, smoked or cured salmon, cheese.

3 Things in My Pantry:

Garlic Chile Crisp — I’m obsessed. Creamy peanut butter. Tinned fish.

Comfort Food:

I love our Everything Bagel with salmon cream cheese.

Favorite Smell:

Bacon. And our quiche when it’s in the oven.

Favorite Drink:

Iced coffee.

Number of Hours You Work Per Week:

50

Most Under-rated Ingredient

Salt

Favorite Meal to Cook At Home:

I love doing mezze and making bread to dip.

Best Advice A Mentor Gave You:

It was my boss at Sucre who said, “Don’t take yourself too seriously.”

For more about Megan, check out the companion podcast!

Check out where it all began in Charleston with Hidden F&B Charleston!

Still thirsty? Check out Helen’s lifestyle podcast, Keep it Juicy!

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