Little Goat’s Greg Wade Moves to One Off Hospitality

By Sarah Freeman  |  June 9, 2014
Credit: Galdones Photography

Just over two months after being crowned one of this year’s 30 Under 30 honorees, head bread baker Greg Wade is leaving his post at Little Goat and Girl & the Goat to work with another restaurant behemoth. Wade will oversee the bread programs for One Off Hospitality (Avec, Blackbird, Nico, The Publican). The 25-year-old baker was on the opening team at Girl & The Goat in 2010 before taking over operations when the bakery and diner opened across the street.

Wade told the Chicago Tribune, “Stephanie (Izard) was interested in unique flavor combinations, and doing breads in a new way. What I’m planning to do for One Off is really stripping that all away, bringing grains and fermentation to the forefront. It’s giving respect to what we’ve been doing as bakers for centuries.” He will do research for his new bread program by traveling to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, and will start at Publican Quality Meat’s new baking facility on Lake Street.

Watch the master at work in our behind-the-scenes look at his bread-making process.