AJ Perry AJ Perry is a professional baker and the founder of Sassafras Bakery in Worthington, Ohio. She is known for crafting nostalgic American baked goods like apple pie, brownies, and cinnamon rolls with locally sourced ingredients.Experience:Education: Experience AJ Perry has been an avid baker since childhood, learning scratch-baking from her mother and grandmother. AJ launched Sassafras Bakery in 2007, selling baked goods produced out of her home kitchen at local farmer's markets. Six years later she opened a brick-and-mortar location in Worthington, Ohio. Sassafras Bakery is a reflection of AJ's love of nostalgic American staples like apple pie, brownies, whoopie pies, and cinnamon rolls. She grew up "eating local" and is a firm believer in sourcing ingredients from local producers, and is even known for growing her own herbs to use in her bakery. Education AJ Perry has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Bowling Green State University. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.