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Stellar lineup for Canadian Pizza Summit at Bakery Showcase in May

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Bruno Feldeisen, Great Canadian Baking Show Photo: CBC

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:

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.

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

The exciting Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year Competitions and Great Pizza Box Fold-Off. The Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competition features top chefs vying for a trip to Las Vegas Pizza Expo! Discover what the most creative pizza chefs in Canada are doing with dough and toppings. Register to compete!

Chef of the Year judges announced

We are honoured to have Diana Cline emcee our Chef of the Year Competition and three expert judges on board for Chef of the Year: Francisco Migoya, renowned chef and co-author of Modernist Pizza, Seattle, Wash., Babette Kourelos of Babette’s Bread in Langley, B.C., and Peter Jacobs, Certified Master Baker and consultant/owner of The Baker’s Workshop in Newmarket, Ont.!

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 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 sourdough with reference to Puratos’ world-famous Sourdough Library and hands-on demonstrations by technical experts, and Sustainable Chocolate Solutions with sampling of Cacao-Trace by Sylvestre Awono, all sponsored by Puratos.

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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