As I write this, IBIE is two weeks away. This year’s International Baking Industry Expo will be a first for me, and I have only photographs and clips from previous years’ attendees as reference.
Pastry Chef Charley Scruggs of Terra restaurant in South Carolina, USA, sees something in dandelions that most chefs overlook. Where fresh dandelion greens appear in salads or vegetable mixes, Chef Scruggs uses the dandelion heads and not the leaves; the petals are garnish and the heads are distilled into a bright gold syrup.
Master Baker, Marcus Mariathas, is the senior director of product development at Ace Bakery. He’s noticed that the trends that have gained the most ground over the years and is becoming more widespread is the request for natural, clean-label and organic breads. “These are things that people are starting to appreciate more widely…that’s already our foundation. That’s been our concept for about 25 years, now.”
Lorenzo Di Donato, vice-president, marketing strategist and business developer for Faema Canada, described the kickoff to June’s Italian Heritage Month at the company's showroom in Toronto as a “perfect marriage” of likeminded lovers of Italian food, culture and culinary expertise. Aurora Importing and Distributing was one of the main sponsors; they fell in love with the glass and stone architecture of Faema’s showroom and school and the concept was born. |READ MORE |
Menasha Corporation’s 2019 summer interns experienced firsthand one of the corporation’s core values to make a positive difference in the community.
There’s much to consider when it comes to food labelling regulation, and how to define what constitutes a healthy diet. BAC CEO and president, Paul Hetherington coined 2019 as the year of “regulatory confusion” during the panel discussion at the Bakery Showcase in May.
Giving is an art form. So is baking. It’s no surprise to anyone that bakers are as gifted at creating beautiful pastry or bread as they are at connecting to the communities they serve. Given that bakery arts are a part of the hospitality industry, most bakers are generous souls: Many have gone into the food industry because they love to put a smile on someone’s face.
Bakers, caterers and restaurateurs are using Instagram to promote their services and show off their skills. The social media app started as a story-sharing medium in 2010, to display captioned photos from its users around the world. Today, everyone from teens to marketing executives harnesses its popularity to get their name or brand recognized globally.
In 1945, a Brazillian brigadier named Eduardo Gomes was the unlikely inspiration for a chocolate trend. Gomes’s Presidential campaign had a grass-roots following: Local women held parties to raise funds for his election, selling homemade chocolates that were somewhere between a chocolate truffle and fudge.
When Kyle Wilson went travelling in Africa, he and his wife, Katie were drawn to the cocoa fields. They both had a background in the coffee industries as baristas, but wanted to travel the world, and bring something special back with them to Canada. What they found was an opportunity for FairTrade cocoa, and ethically sourced, bean-to-bar chocolate in Toronto.
The Las Vegas International Artisan Baking Show in Las Vegas took place between March 4 to March 7, 2019. Canadian Pizza Summit champions Giuseppe Cortinovis of Ignite Pizzeria in Vancouver, B.C., and Dean Litster of Armando’s Pizza in Windsor, Ontario showed the Las Vegas Convention Centre what makes Canadian pizzas so special.
Though I’m from Quebec, I’m a city girl, through-and-through. Despite growing up in the concrete jungle and not in the countryside, I still know the difference between maple syrup and “table syrup.”
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BAC Atlantic Chapter Annual Golf TournamentTue Sep 17, 2019 @11:00AM
BAC Ontario Chapter Night at the RacesWed Sep 25, 2019 @ 6:00PM
BAC BC Chapter Fall Baking Workshop: "Quest for All Things Sourdough"Wed Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:00PM
BAC Ontario Chapter Annual Holiday SocialFri Nov 29, 2019