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The latest speakers at Bakery Showcase: March 8

March 8, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Bakery Showcase is coming up fast May 14-15 in Vancouver. The Baking Association of Canada invites industry professionals from across Canada and beyond to learn, shop and connect with peers at the annual baking industry event.

The stellar lineup of presenters focuses on the small, independent bakery and pizzeria, and includes something for everyone:

Our very special guest, Bruno Feldeisen, accomplished chef and judge on CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show, will help judge our Mother’s Day Celebration Student Cake-Decorating Competition and sign copies of his book at the BAC booth.

An engaging keynote talk by Mark Dyck, creator and host of Rise Up! The Baker Podcast, and in which you will learn techniques that will help you tell better stories about your bakery, and a panel of up-and-coming bakeries!


An exciting Mother’s Day Celebration Student Cake-Decorating Competition sponsored by Dawn Foods.

A powerhouse panel celebrating Women in Baking, sponsored by Ardent Mills, that includes Tracey Muzzolini of Christies Bakery in Saskatoon, Babette Kourelos of Babette’s Bread of Langley, B.C., and Mary Mackay of Terra Breads of Vancouver in conversation with Elaine O’Doherty of Ardent Mills Canada.

An exploration of Puratos’ world-famous Sourdough Library and hands-on demonstrations by technical experts, Sustainable Chocolate Solutions and sampling of Cacao-Trace by Sylvestre Awono, sponsored by Puratos.

The exciting Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year Competitions and Great Pizza Box Fold-Off.

Champion pizza chef and owner-operator Diana Cline and other top pizza chefs demonstrating techniques at the Canadian Pizza Summit stage.

The first Women in Pizza: Canada Edition, moderated by Stephanie Swane, publisher of Modernist Pizza, Modernist Bread and Modernist Cuisine.

The History and Culture of Pizza by renowned chef and co-author of Modernist Pizza Francisco Migoya.

A conversation with Great Canadian Baking Show finalist Zoya Thawer.

What does a sustainable bakery look like – and how do we get there?

Dr. M. Hikmet Boyacioglu of KPM Analytics on Why Damaged Starch Is a Must Parameter in Flour Specifications for Bakers.

Karen Bornarth of the Bread Bakers Guild of America presenting A Formula for Thriving Businesses and Good Jobs.

The networking continues Sunday night with an exciting Captain’s Feast evening dinner cruise. The BAC’s BC Chapter on the M.V. Abitibi to socialize and raise funds for our baking and pastry students.

Look for a special treat for Mother’s Day with flowers for you sponsored by Caldic.

Don’t miss this bustling industry hub once-in-four-years chance to connect on the West Coast!

Register now!

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