3rd Annual International Symposium on Bread Features Workshops by Top Artisan Bakers

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Johnson & Wales University Charlotte is pleased to announce the 2019 dates and new, interactive format for its third International Symposium on Bread, presented by Puratos.

The three-day event, known as “On The Rise,” will take place Wednesday – Friday, June 12 – 14 at the JWU Charlotte Campus and expects to attract professional bakers from around the world.

“In years past, the Symposium featured industry leaders from several continents who gathered to share perspectives on many aspects of bread making in an academic context. This year’s symposium will offer a chance to explore those themes more deeply through small, hands-on workshops,” explains Peter Reinhart, the symposium founder, JWU faculty member, and noted author and baker.

Reinhart adds, “Each workshop will align with one of three emerging themes.” Attendees are invited to focus on an area of interest from one of three themes:

  • The Future of Bread Lies in Its Past: New Frontiers in Sourdough Microbiology
  • Local, Ancient, and Heirloom Grains: The Farmer/Miller/Baker Connection in Baking with Landrace, Heirloom, Regionally Specific, and Polycrop Grains
  • Good Bread is Good for You: Wellness and Healthfulness in the Future of Bread

Reinhart further explains, “The intimate, hands-on format of this year’s symposium represents a rare educational opportunity. Only 60 tickets will be made available, 20 for each of the three tracks. The workshop size will enhance productivity and our goal is to create products and prototypes that push the boundaries of possibility within these three subject areas.”

The symposium will also feature a keynote address on new discoveries in the world of microbiology and their implications on the future of bread. This will be in addition to a plenary session on emerging technologies in bread production.

In summarizing the exciting opportunity presented by this year’s symposium, Reinhart concludes, “We couldn’t hope to present the quality of thought-leaders or programming without the support of our generous sponsors: Puratos, Big Green Egg, Zwilling, and more.

The limited number of tickets will be available on the symposium Eventbrite page.

About Johnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

About Puratos

Puratos is an international group, which offers a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Our products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world, and in many cases, they are produced locally by our subsidiaries. Puratos USA alone is home to four manufacturing facilities and seven branches. Above all, Puratos aims to be reliable partners in innovation across the globe to help our customers deliver nutritious, tasty food to their local communities. For further information, visit www.puratos.us.