I loved to bake as a hobby, had no commercial experience but dreamed of opening a vegan bakery. I signed up for Chef Costigan’s Vegan Baking Bootcamp for fun, not expecting to learn so much in one week. It was intense, rigorous, fantastic. Fran taught execution, organization and the science behind baking. She’s an organized teacher who truly cares for her students. I consider Fran Costigan one of the mentors who helped pave the way to my dream of opening P.S. & Co., the first and only 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan cafe, bakery, juice bar in Philadelphia.