The Artisan

Bakers Management

Freson Bros. Apprenticeships Bring Baking Back

Jay Cummings remembers a time when bakers were trained in the art and science of baking. They were in high demand, paid well and excited about their career potential. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case today. “People aren’t treating baking as an actual viable trade right now,” said Cummings, bakery director […]

Pastry Chefs Trending

Mini Pastries Steal the Show

When bakery professionals travel for business they’re always on the look out for new ideas and bakery trends that might apply to their bakeries. Mini pastries were the clear trend in Munich, Germany recently at the 23rd iba, an international trade fair for bakery, pastry and snacks. While the move […]

Bakers

Get your RBA baker certification

The next practical test for Certified Baker and Certified Master Baker will be held August 22-23 at Kendall College in Chicago. Before candidates can take the practical test, they must first send applications to┬áRetail Bakers of America (RBA), Tinley Park, Ill., and pass a written test that is now available […]