Shanghai days

From London to Shanghai, the international journey continues.


The Bake Mark

In 2003 Dean joined BakeMark in Shanghai as Technical Account Manager for Asia Pacific. BakeMark International is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of baking ingredients – a powerhouse in the commercial baking world.
“Shanghai intoxicated me. Every street felt alive with energy, activity and possibility. I was determined to leave my own little imprint on the place.”

Dean Brettschneider


Baker & Spice, a joint venture by Dean and the owners of Wagas café chain opened in 2008.

Baker & Spice

Baker & Spice was a concept Dean developed to act as a central bakery for Waga’s many restaurant outlets as well as have its own shop front to retail artisan bakery items. Baker & Spice bakery and food store sold bread, cakes, pastries, cookies, granola, jams, chutneys, wine and really good coffee. It went on to become a hugely popular chain of quality bakery cafes.