Profiles
Ventes Rudolph/Rudolph Sales is celebrating 100 years of supply service for bakeries; founded in 1918, the company shares its acumen as to what it takes for a company to reach a centenary.
Chef Anna Olson spoke on Monday, April 30 at the Bakery Showcase in Mississauga, On., touching upon a topic that stymies both students and professional bakers alike: How to launch a career in baking when the trends seesaw so wildly?
Prior to designing 3D piescrapers and celebrity pietraits, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, the creator of Pies Are Awesome, said she had never baked a day in her life.
After nearly seven years as the editor of Bakers Journal, I have moved to a different group within the magazine’s parent company. Naomi Szeben, a passionate home baker and experienced journalist and researcher, will be taking the reins.
One word to describe Eric Ho, owner of Bakery Sate in Vancouver, is courageous. After leaving a successful career as an engineer, Ho enrolled at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts to study  baking and pastry. Then, without ever having actually worked in the food industry, he launched his own bakery and built it into a success.
The word celebration is often associated with the word cake. The two are simultaneously linked. There are celebration cakes for graduations, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays and more.
Alan Dumonceaux, chair of the baking program at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and Marcus Mariathas, senior director of product development for ACE Bakery in Toronto, were selected to compete for the coveted World Master Baker titles in the categories of Gourmet Baking and Nutritional Bread respectively.
Pizza lovers are dining al fresco in rural Manitoba and it all began with a wood-fired oven named Hildegard.
Jacquy Pfeiffer, pastry chef and co-founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago, was more than surprised when he casually received an email from the French Government informing him that he had been awarded the French Legion of Honour.
One doesn’t go from apple pie sold on the farm to 110,000 square foot bakery overnight. For Chudleigh’s, it took roughly 18,250 nights. That’s about 50 years worth of sweet dreams.
Derrick Pho is a nuclear physicist of chocolate. He builds an exquisite bomb based on molecular science whereupon the atom splits in your belly, detonating a distinct sense of euphoria.
At first glance, the connection between baked goods and criminology seems to be limited to those old tales of cakes with lock-picking files being smuggled into prison. Then came along Nathalie Kaspy-Shtern – a criminologist turned chef turned baker turned successful entrepreneur – this Montreal-based business-owner personifies today’s culinary innovator.
Sometimes, all it takes is one cup of coffee to change your life.
Toronto — Butternut Baking is newly opened and serving paleo desserts, meaning they are free of grains and cane sugar. Many are also dairy-free or vegan. The Toronto Star reports. |READ MORE
Ellie Voortman was a critical force in turning a small 'country kitchen' into factory-size Oakrun Bakery. Here is a nod to her legacy written by Daniel Nolan for the Hamilton Spectator. |READ MORE
Parry Sound, ON — Meet two bakeries in the Muskoka cottage area of Ontario who are tackling modern challenges with small town charm. |READ MORE
Some successful bakeries discover their winning formula early and manage to keep it through decades of time. KUB Bakery in Winnipeg is one such place.
Notte’s Bon Ton Bakery will soon mark its 85th year in business in Vancouver, B.C. Since first opening in 1933, it hasn’t always been in the same location, but as the decades have rolled on, it’s retained the same charming character and adherence to pastries, cakes and other desserts made in traditional, time-tested ways.
It was all hands on deck this past February 28 at Blak’s Bakery. The regular staff of about 10 was bumped up to 40 that day, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday.
You can be the most talented baker or pastry chef the world has ever known, but if you don’t have the business sense and skills to back up your abilities in the kitchen, and you aren’t a lifelong learner keen to keep up with rapidly changing trends and tastes, you might never know success.
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