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Free virtual workshops help bakers sell successfully to retail

The Baking Association of Canada is partnering with LearnSphere to offer members  innovative virtual workshops to help them sell their baked products successfully at retail locations.

IBA trade show to host start-ups area Oct. 22-26 in Munich

The International Baking Association (IBA) trade fair, a leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry set for Oct. 22-26 in Munich, will feature an area focused on innovative start-up businesses.

Bakery specializing in decadent rum cakes reopens in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Christine Monfriese held the grand re-opening of her bakery Monfriese Rum Cakes in May after having opened the shop originally in 2020 and taken the business online during the pandemic. InNiagaraRegion.com reports.

HostMilano to highlight baking, pastry and food-service trends in October

The international trade fair HostMilano, set for Oct. 13-17, will showcase products, services, technology, equipment and innovations to professionals working in the bakery, pizza, pasta, ice cream confectionery, catering, coffee, tea, bar, coffee machine, vending, furniture, technology and tableware industries.

Report details feedback on Canadian labour strategy

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released its "What We Heard Report" detailing feedback received by the department during consultations on the development of a National Agricultural Labour Strategy.

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Concepts for Success: Seven ways to prepare for the tourist season

Summer is here! That means planning, organizing and preparing for tourists and locals alike. Here are seven easy ways to get your bakery ready. » Read More...

Artisan bread trends

The art, science and future of artisan breadmaking » Read More...

Podcast: Dough Strengtheners and Gluten Replacers

In this episode of Bakers Journal’s On the Rise podcast, editor Colleen Cross digs into dough strengtheners and gluten replacers with Keith Forneck, Director of Business Development at Lallemand Baking. » Listen Now!

Editor's Letter: Banishing burnout

Lack of permanent, reliable staff is an acute and continuing problem that affects every aspect of a bakery’s operation. A business can’t operate without adequate staffing. Yet somehow businesses continue to operate – and maintain a high quality of product and customer service. But at what cost to the team that has stayed the course? » Read More...
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Première Moisson and ITHQ to create training program, 'Becoming a Baker in Quebec'

Première Moisson and the hospitality consulting centre of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) together will create a specialized program to train the next generation of artisanal bakers in Quebec. » Read More...

Owners giving away Kamloops, B.C., bakery to contest winner

The retiring owners of Erwin's bakery in Kamloops, B.C., plan to hand over their business to an up-and-comer in an innovative contest that costs $1,000 to enter. Kamloops Now reports. » Read More...

Bakers Journal TV May 29, 2023

In this edition of Bakers Journal TV, Editor Colleen Cross reports on a bustling B.C. Bakery Showcase, VCC student Maliha Khaku taking the cake in Dawn's Mother's Day Cake-Decorating Competition and a new course for bakers in Quebec. » Watch the Video Now!

Retail Bakers of America hosts events for bakers

Retail Bakers of America will host a roster of virtual and in-person events and courses designed with busy professional bakers in mind and available at a discount to members of the Baking Association of Canada. Events and courses include an Edible Printing Demonstration and The Art of Pâte à Choux with Kristin Egan Judson, CMB. Learn more the courses at retailbakersofamerica.org Learn more about BAC membership at bac.ca » Read More...

Halifax's The Fog Company launches waterfront-themed ice-cream shop

The Fog Company has opened on the Halifax Waterfront serving up cones featuring swirls of soft-serve ice cream topped with imaginative toppings, from candied sea glass to white chocolate mermaid tails. Cori Osborne, executive pastry chef for parent company Freehand Hospitality, developed The Fog Company's menu. » Read More...

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Deadline to register for Supply Chain 1-2-3 virtual workshop for selling at retail    

July 31, 2023 | Online through the Baking Association of Canada and LearnSphere » Read More...


October 13-17, 2023 | Strada Statale 33 del Sempione 28, 20145 Rho, Milan, Italy » Read More...

IBA Trade Fair   

October 22-26, 2023 | Messe München, Am Messesee 2, 81829 München, Germany » Read More...

Toronto Bakery Showcase 2024   

SAVE THE DATE! May 5-6, 2024 | 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1 » Read More...