Bakers Journal

Bakery Showcase offers exciting speakers, demonstrations and panels to help your business thrive

February 2, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Toronto – The Baking Association of Canada is pleased to announce the next Bakery Showcase will take place April 10-11, 2022 in Toronto. The BAC looks forward once again to welcoming the industry to Canada’s premier baking industry event – the largest and only baking industry business-to-business trade show and conference produced in Canada.

Join thousands of industry professionals from bakeries (retail, wholesale, commercial, in store), grocery and food-service outlets.

Scout out products and tools for your trade: 100,000 square feet – hundreds of booths – showcasing baked goods (fresh, proof & bake, par-baked, freezer-to-oven, thaw & serve) baking ingredients, equipment, packaging services and technology and experts to help you make smart decisions for your bakery business.

Pick up fresh ideas for your baking business! We have an exciting lineup of inspirational speakers, education sessions, competitions and demonstrations, including


Day 1 highlights

Communicate Your Passion: Justine Martin will share the inspiring story of how she used her creativity, flexibility and communication skills to build a thriving business, Guilty Pleasures Bakery + Catering. Learn how acting on the right opportunity at the right time can mean successfully scaling up.

Inspirational Bakery of the Year: Bakers Journal and founding sponsor Ardent Mills will reveal the Jake the Baker Inspirational Bakery of the Year and present the award in person! Enter by March 1 and it could be you winning a trip from anywhere in Canada to accept the award!

Mahathi Mundluru, a contestant on the Great Canadian Baking Show will share why she entered the competition, what it’s like to bake under pressure under the tent and details of her specialties.

Thriving in a Labour Shortage: A panel of experts tackle challenges for Canadian bakeries. This informative session will show you how to get grants and other recuperating funds for your bakery, how to find and keep skilled employees, how automation can help your bakery efficient and less dependent on skilled labour, and more!

Watch the exciting Jake the Baker Student Cake Decorating Contest! Culinary school students will compete for a cash prize and exposure in Bakers Journal! On Sunday, April 10, award-winning cake artist Justine Martin will emcee and attendees are invited to watch the next generation of bakers craft and sculpt their cakes throughout the day and be at the Main Stage at 3 p.m. to watch them present their creations to the judges!

“Unexpected Ways to Use Raisin Paste, Raisin Juice, Peanuts and Peanut Butter in Your Baking.” In this demonstration, California Raisins and the Peanut Bureau of Canada will guide you through four unexpected ways to use raisin paste, raisin juice, peanuts and peanut butter in your baking. Learn four new recipes – and four exciting ways – to incorporate these ingredients in your baking!

Sponsored by California Raisins and the Peanut Bureau of Canada

Day 2 highlights

Learn Your ABCs: The Art and Business of Baking with Cannabis: Experts in baking with cannabis, cannabis licensing and other related topics will share the latest information about this growing trend. Join what promises to be a popular session to find out what’s involved and decide if it’s right for your bakery business!

Top 5 Trends and Opportunities for Your Bakery: Jane Dummer, Registered Dietitian, and columnist in Bakers Journal, will present a look ahead at trends baking and suggest ways you can act on these shift in the market to ensure your bakery or bakery café thrives into the future. Known as the Pod to Plate Food Consultant, Jane collaborates and partners with the food and nutrition industry across North America.

Educating the Next Generation: A competitive labour market is putting concerns about the next generation front and centre. Join leaders in bakery education as we tackle key questions: How is the baking industry educating the next generation of bakers? What can be done to standardize certification across Canada to make it portable for the bakers of tomorrow?

Demonstration: Artisanal Bread Baking Shaping and Scoring Techniques

Award-winning, world-travelling Master Baker Marcus Mariathas. vice-president of product development at Weston Foods (FGF Brands), will demonstrate shaping and scoring techniques. In 2015, he competed as part of Team Canada to win the Coupe Louis Lesaffre Americas in  the Baguettes and Breads of the World category. The team qualified for the Coupe de la Boulangerie, a first for Canada! He has connected with baking experts worldwide, and now is excited to teach others the tips and tricks that he’s learned. A can’t-miss session featuring tasty samples!

And much more . . . watch  for program updates!


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