Bakers Journal

Podcast: One-on-One with Karen Bornarth, Bread Bakers Guild of America

April 11, 2024
By Bakers Journal

Bakers Journal editor Colleen Cross speaks with Karen Bornarth, Executive Director, Bread Bakers Guild of America, about the BBGA’s Bakery Leadership Circle and an exciting artisan bread panel Karen is leading at the Baking Association of Canada’s Bakery Showcase in Toronto in May.

The Bakery Leadership Circle is a new program from the Bread Bakers Guild of America and Bakers4Bakers designed to support bakery owners and operators in tackling some of their stickiest business challenges through education and peer consulting activities.

Karen Bornarth is the executive director of the Bread Bakers Guild of America, a non-profit membership association of bakery owners, professional bakers, ingredient and equipment suppliers and educators. Karen supports bakery owners and professional bakers to achieve success in their baking practices and businesses through classes and events in baking techniques and the business of baking, and opportunities to connect with and learn from their peers. Read Karen’s full biography here.

In this podcast we’ll answer these questions and more:

  • What is the Bakery Leadership Circle?
  • Who should participate?
  • What will people gain from this program?
  • How does it work?
  • What’s been the feedback so far from participants?
  • Karen’s talk at the Baking Association of Canada’s Bakery Showcase in Toronto in May, “Lessons from the Bakery Leadership Circle.”
  • What else happening at Showcase, including Karen’s participation in a panel discussion, “The Future of Artisan Baking.”

Learn more about the Bakery Leadership Circle and a wealth of events the BBGA hosts every year at Note: When you become a member of the Baking Association of Canada, you receive a complimentary one-year membership to the BBGA.

You can register your bakery team for Bakery Showcase which takes place May 5 and 6 at the Toronto Congress Centre. We hope to meet many professional bakers at the show.


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