Zoë François Zoë François is a pastry chef and the author of four cookbooks. She blogs about food for her own brand, Zoë Bakes, and also makes cooking appearances on Magnolia Network. In addition, Zoë works as a culinary instructor for the University of Minnesota and a baking instructor for the Cooks of Crocus Hill. She specializes in artisanal breads and cakes.Zoë graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Art. She later graduated from The Culinary Institute of America before working in various restaurants in the "Twin Cities" of Minnesota. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.