Although Evan Faull, founder and co-owner of Knead Bakery, comes from a family of foodies, he didn’t set out to be a chef or a baker. But at 19, during a gap year in London, he found himself applying for a job at a Notting Hill brasserie. “From the first day on the job, I was captivated,” he says. “And cooking has been my passion ever since.” Evan spent the next five years cooking his way around the world. When he returned to South Africa his father Tim, a master baker, challenged Evan to give a couple of his newly developed artisan breads a try. Evan was immediately hooked and says baking quickly became an obsession, both for him and for the rest of his family. The popular Knead bakery franchise has provided Evan with an outlet to express this passion every day, a passion he also promotes through his cookbook Café Food at Home. He is now looking forward to the next 10 years of learning and experiencing everything the food industry has to offer.