Bakers Journal

Bread Bakers Guild Team USA chosen

March 19, 2015
By Bakers Journal

March 19, 2015, Sonoma, Calif. — Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2016 has been selected after a series of rigorous auditions.

The members of the new team are:

Baguette and Specialty Breads:
Nicky Giusto, Central Milling/Keith Giusto Bakery Supply, Petaluma, Calif.

Jeffrey de Leon, Farmshop, Santa Monica, Calif.


Artistic Design:
Jacob Baggenstos, Bakery Nouveau, Seattle, Wash.

Team USA will compete at the 2016 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking), an international, invitational competition held in Paris during the Europain trade show every several years. At the last Coupe in 2012, Team USA won the silver medal and an automatic invitation to the next competition.

Harry Peemoeller, a member of the 2012 team and senior instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., will serve as head coach.

Europain will take place Feb. 5-9, 2016, at Paris-Nord Villepinte, France.

The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a non-profit organization comprised of professional bakers, farmers, millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical experts, and bakery owners and managers who work together to support the principle and the practice of producing the highest quality baked goods. It was formed in 1993 to shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community through education.

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