The American Society of Baking is a professional organization comprising commercial baking professionals, food technologists, engineering, equipment and ingredient experts dedicated to advancing baking and baking science technology.
It’s all about people, planning and resources. To be successful in today’s competitive economy requires people, planning and resources. It also requires a community in which to practice your craft. The commercial baking industry needs well-trained, highly motived leaders. It needs people that understand the importance of building skills, acquiring knowledge and achieving results. It needs people that value strong personal and professional relationships.
Success is something that is earned. It is also something learned. Whether you are a baking professional or an allied supplier, associating with your peers should be an integral part of your success strategy. Colleagues share knowledge, they encourage and promote skill development and they create resources that advance the industry and its workforce.
As a professional organization, the Society’s mission is to facilitate this interaction. We promote personal growth and professional development through education and collaboration. It is through the interactions and contributions of our members that we foster mutually meaningful relationships. We call this success!
ICES is an organization of over 4000 members worldwide. Its members share one thing—a love of sugar crafting. They create works of confectionery art with buttercream, gumpaste, pastillage, fondant and many other edible media. The site has information about chapters, recipes, scholarships, decorating events and links.
BEMA is an international, non-profit trade association representing leading bakery and food equipment manufacturers and suppliers, whose combined efforts in research and development have led to the continual improvement of the baking and food industries.
Founded in 1993, The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a non-profit alliance of professional bakers, farmers, millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical experts, and bakery owners and managers.
Our Artisan Baking Community is a community who work together to support the principle and the practice of producing the highest quality baked goods. Our members are a funky, iconoclastic, independent, creative and colorful group who value and promote baking education and thrive on the lively exchange of ideas.
The Guild is today a community of more than 1,400 members from across the United States and around the world. The Guild counts among its membership both a veritable “Who’s Who” of celebrated artisan bakers, as well as the next generation of bakers.
The Bread Bakers Guild of America has dedicated itself to advancing the artisan baking profession. The Guild is well known in the baking community as the go-to educational resource for substantive, accurate information on the craft of making bread. If you want to know how to make incomparable bread—mix it, ferment it, shape it, bake it and sell it, you've come to the right place. The materials and activities generated by The Guild are available nowhere else! They represent the cutting edge in providing the tools needed to produce the highest quality bread products.
In The Great British Bake Off, judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood set ten contestants a series of tough baking challenges. Now it’s your turn to have a go with Mary and Paul's easy-to-follow recipes.Easy-to-follow recipes, tips and advice
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Baking with Julia presents the delicious details for making foods that Americans crave and that home bakers want to create: loaves of hearty whole-wheat bread, focaccia rich with olive oil and herbs, high-domed breakfast muffins, daintily decorated petits fours, feather-light meringues, and a variety of cookies and cakes. Together with the country's most outstanding pastry chefs and bakers, teachers, and cookbook authors, Julia Child shares indispensable techniques, time-honored tips, and meticulously tested recipes that make home baking successful and satisfying.