Tuesday, March 05, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Speaker(s)
    Jeremey Gadouas
    Owner
    Midori Bakery

    Jeremey Gadouas holds an AA degree in culinary arts and a certificate in baking science and technology from the American Institute of Baking. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in a variety of bakeries, ranging from small retail businesses to industrial wholesale bakeries. He is the owner of...

      Speaker(s)
      Leslie Mackie
      Owner
      Macrina Bakery & Café

      Leslie Mackie picked up her kitchen skills at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, but baking was her true love. She was soon creating pastry for acclaimed chefs Lydia Shire and Susan Regis at Biba in Boston. Later, while working as a restaurant consultant in Los Angeles, she found...

        Speaker(s)
        Tom Gumpel
        CEO and Founder
        MDJ Baking, Inc.

        Tom Gumpel most recently (2004-2018) served as Vice President of Bakery Research and Development for Panera Bread, LLC. In this role, he directed the development and execution of all baked goods and breads for the 2,300 unit bakery chain. Previous to joining Panera Bread, Tom served as Associate Dean of...

          Speaker(s)
          Stanley Ginsberg
          Founder
          The NewYork Bakers

          Stanley Ginsberg has been baking bread for most of his life, having first learned to shape dough as a 4 year old helping his grandmother. Following his retirement from the financial services industry, where he specialized in corporate finance and business planning, he returned to his first love, baking. In...

            Starting your own business is a live long dream for many. Being independent and making your own decisions. Nothing wrong with dreaming big, but make no mistake, there is a long road ahead, and even on good days it can get bumpy. As much you wanna be in charge of... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Jörg Amsler
            Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

            From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...

              Speaker(s)
              Rebekah Wilbur
              Managing Editor
              American Cake Decorating magazine

              Rebekah Wilbur is a wife and busy mother of two children, Esme and Teddy. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Rebekah relocated to the US in 2009 after her marriage to start a new life abroad. It was during this time that Rebekah began her journey into cake decorating; making cakes for...


              Tuesday, March 05, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

              • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
              Speaker(s)
              Ciril Hitz
              Johnson & Wales University

              Ciril Hitz earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and completed a pastry/chocolate apprenticeship in his native Switzerland. He competed at the 2004 National Bread and Pastry Championship, where his two-person team won first place overall and he captured all...


              Tuesday, March 05, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

              • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
              Out of the Box Croissant … like you’ve never seen before!...
              Speaker(s)

              Tuesday, March 05, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

              • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
              Speaker(s)
              Rachel Wyman
              Owner
              Montclair Bread Company

              Rachel Wyman grew up in Maryland and as a child watched her grandmother make wedding cakes. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in French, she studied baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she discovered a passion for baking...


              Tuesday, March 05, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

              • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
              Speaker(s)
              Jörg Amsler
              Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

              From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...


              Tuesday, March 05, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                Speaker(s)
                Jeremey Gadouas
                Owner
                Midori Bakery

                Jeremey Gadouas holds an AA degree in culinary arts and a certificate in baking science and technology from the American Institute of Baking. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in a variety of bakeries, ranging from small retail businesses to industrial wholesale bakeries. He is the owner of...

                  Speaker(s)
                  Leslie Mackie
                  Owner
                  Macrina Bakery & Café

                  Leslie Mackie picked up her kitchen skills at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, but baking was her true love. She was soon creating pastry for acclaimed chefs Lydia Shire and Susan Regis at Biba in Boston. Later, while working as a restaurant consultant in Los Angeles, she found...

                    Speaker(s)
                    Tom Gumpel
                    CEO and Founder
                    MDJ Baking, Inc.

                    Tom Gumpel most recently (2004-2018) served as Vice President of Bakery Research and Development for Panera Bread, LLC. In this role, he directed the development and execution of all baked goods and breads for the 2,300 unit bakery chain. Previous to joining Panera Bread, Tom served as Associate Dean of...

                      Speaker(s)
                      Stanley Ginsberg
                      Founder
                      The NewYork Bakers

                      Stanley Ginsberg has been baking bread for most of his life, having first learned to shape dough as a 4 year old helping his grandmother. Following his retirement from the financial services industry, where he specialized in corporate finance and business planning, he returned to his first love, baking. In...

                        Starting your own business is a live long dream for many. Being independent and making your own decisions. Nothing wrong with dreaming big, but make no mistake, there is a long road ahead, and even on good days it can get bumpy. As much you wanna be in charge of... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Jörg Amsler
                        Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

                        From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...

                          Speaker(s)
                          Rebekah Wilbur
                          Managing Editor
                          American Cake Decorating magazine

                          Rebekah Wilbur is a wife and busy mother of two children, Esme and Teddy. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Rebekah relocated to the US in 2009 after her marriage to start a new life abroad. It was during this time that Rebekah began her journey into cake decorating; making cakes for...


                          Wednesday, March 06, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                            Speaker(s)
                            Amy Scherber
                            Owner & Founder
                            Amy’s Bread

                            Amy Scherber is the owner and founder of Amy’s Bread, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Amy’s Bread opened in 1992 with five employees in a 650 square foot storefront on Ninth Avenue. Today the bakery has over 200 employees, with retail cafes in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea Market, and The...

                              Speaker(s)
                              Rebekah Wilbur
                              Managing Editor
                              American Cake Decorating magazine

                              Rebekah Wilbur is a wife and busy mother of two children, Esme and Teddy. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Rebekah relocated to the US in 2009 after her marriage to start a new life abroad. It was during this time that Rebekah began her journey into cake decorating; making cakes for...

                                The use of chocolate in Bakeries and its popularities have gone up and down like the real estate market, and there is a reason for that. Chocolate itself is an amazing product and so diverse in its use. It can be integrated in recipes, used for decorating sold as a... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Jörg Amsler
                                Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

                                From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...

                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Rachel Wyman
                                  Owner
                                  Montclair Bread Company

                                  Rachel Wyman grew up in Maryland and as a child watched her grandmother make wedding cakes. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in French, she studied baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she discovered a passion for baking...

                                  Solveig Tofte
                                  Owner
                                  Sun Street Breads

                                  Solveig Tofte owns Sun Street Breads, a bakery and café in Minneapolis, MN. She is a founder of the Intergalactic Bakers Federation, a benevolent group celebrating the expertise and generosity of bakers everywhere, and is a member of the Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale. She served on the Board of...


                                  Wednesday, March 06, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Ellen King
                                  Head Baker and Co-Owner
                                  Hewn

                                  Ellen King is head baker and co-owner of Hewn in Evanston, IL. She holds an MA in American history from the University of Maine and attended the Seattle Culinary Academy. She began delivering bread on her bicycle to her “Underground Bread Club,” and in 2013, she and Julie Matthei...


                                  Wednesday, March 06, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Brian Wood
                                  Web Developer, Author, Trainer
                                  Brian Wood Training

                                  Brian Wood is a web developer, the author of 12 books, including Adobe Muse CC, Second Edition Classroom in a Book and Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 Classroom in a Book. The author of numerous training titles including Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator and more. In addition to training many clients, including...


                                  Wednesday, March 06, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Mitchie Curran
                                  Cake and Sugar Artist

                                  Michelle Curran aka “Chef Mitchie”, is a cake and sugar artist based in Las Vegas, NV. Named “North America’s Top Ten Cake Artist” by Dessert Professional Magazine. Her career in cake artistry has led her to compete locally/nationally and on Food Network. Chef Mitchie travels the country...


                                  Wednesday, March 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Mitchie Curran
                                  Cake and Sugar Artist

                                  Michelle Curran aka “Chef Mitchie”, is a cake and sugar artist based in Las Vegas, NV. Named “North America’s Top Ten Cake Artist” by Dessert Professional Magazine. Her career in cake artistry has led her to compete locally/nationally and on Food Network. Chef Mitchie travels the country...


                                  Wednesday, March 06, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Amy Scherber
                                    Owner & Founder
                                    Amy’s Bread

                                    Amy Scherber is the owner and founder of Amy’s Bread, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Amy’s Bread opened in 1992 with five employees in a 650 square foot storefront on Ninth Avenue. Today the bakery has over 200 employees, with retail cafes in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea Market, and The...

                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Rebekah Wilbur
                                      Managing Editor
                                      American Cake Decorating magazine

                                      Rebekah Wilbur is a wife and busy mother of two children, Esme and Teddy. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Rebekah relocated to the US in 2009 after her marriage to start a new life abroad. It was during this time that Rebekah began her journey into cake decorating; making cakes for...

                                        The use of chocolate in Bakeries and its popularities have gone up and down like the real estate market, and there is a reason for that. Chocolate itself is an amazing product and so diverse in its use. It can be integrated in recipes, used for decorating sold as a... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Jörg Amsler
                                        Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

                                        From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...

                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Rachel Wyman
                                          Owner
                                          Montclair Bread Company

                                          Rachel Wyman grew up in Maryland and as a child watched her grandmother make wedding cakes. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in French, she studied baking and pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she discovered a passion for baking...

                                          Solveig Tofte
                                          Owner
                                          Sun Street Breads

                                          Solveig Tofte owns Sun Street Breads, a bakery and café in Minneapolis, MN. She is a founder of the Intergalactic Bakers Federation, a benevolent group celebrating the expertise and generosity of bakers everywhere, and is a member of the Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale. She served on the Board of...


                                          Thursday, March 07, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Melina Kelson-Podolsky
                                            Bootleg Batard

                                            Born to a family of food critics, Melina Kelson has always been happiest making, discussing, and enjoying thoughtfully prepared foods. Melina is a Certified Master Baker, Certified Executive Pastry Chef, a Certified Bread Baker, Certified Sous Chef, and Certified Hospitality Educator. She spent 17 years teaching baking and pastry arts....

                                              For the past two years, Johnson & Wales University has hosted the International Symposium on Bread at its Charlotte, NC campus, featuring presentations by over 20 renowned industry and academic leaders on the topic, "The Future of Bread."  Peter Reinhart, the Executive Director of the Symposium, will present on the... Read More
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Peter Reinhart
                                              Chef and Baking Instructor
                                              Johnson & Wales University

                                              Peter Reinhart is the co-founder of PizzaQuest.com, a video website devoted to the never-ending search for the perfect pizza, as well as to the celebration of artisanship wherever it may be found. Peter is the author of 10 books on bread, pizza, and food culture, and he has consulted with...

                                                Pricing is everything. It can make or brake you. It’s the most important calculation in your business. There is no room for error. Miscalculation can cause devastating financial blows to your business. If you don’t make a profit, you are wasting precious time, and really have no one else to... Read More
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Jörg Amsler
                                                Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

                                                From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...

                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Michael Eggebrecht
                                                  Artisan Baking Resource

                                                  Michael Eggebrecht established Artisan Baking Resources in 2003 to share his knowledge and experience in the craft baking industry. A ninth-generation baker, Michael started baking at his father's bakery at age 11 and opened his first bakery at age 21. His passion for the art and craft of traditional bread...


                                                  Thursday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                                  Baking with sprouted grains has taken root in America. After centuries of baking it is difficult to find something 'new'. However, American innovation and the local grain movement have provided an opportunity to explore the baker's staple, grain, in the sprouted version. Sprouted grain flours present a challenge to the... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Richard Miscovich
                                                  Johnson & Wales University

                                                  Richard Miscovich teaches artisan bread baking to culinary students at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and to home and professional bakers at classes and conferences around the country. He served on the Board of Directors of The Bread Bakers Guild of America from 2006 to 2011. He is the...


                                                  Thursday, March 07, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                                  Applying the Universal Number System in Lamination … will allow you to take your croissant and layered pastries above and beyond your dreams!...
                                                  Speaker(s)

                                                  Thursday, March 07, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                  • Room: Show Floor Demo Area
                                                  Pricing is everything. It can make or brake you. It’s the most important calculation in your business. There is no room for error. Miscalculation can cause devastating financial blows to your business. If you don’t make a profit, you are wasting precious time, and really have no one else to... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Jörg Amsler
                                                  Cake decorating speaker and demonstrator

                                                  From Switzerland, to Canada, to California to the high seas - Jörg Amsler has quite a stoic and wealthy journey making pastries and cakes for clients all over the world! Having served celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson as well as President George Bush - Jörg has become a...


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