Congratulations to Madison College in Madison, WI.
The technical college has been named the Bakery Operation of the Month for April 2017 from the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA).
Madison College earned the honor for hosting the WBA’s Spring Bakers Forum this month. Bakers Forums are networking and educational events for WBA members and other baking industry representatives. During the Spring Bakers Forum, attendees were given the opportunity to tour Madison College’s newly-added culinary training center, observe a french macaron demonstration and participate in a discussion on millennial employees in the baking industry.
Madison College’s Baking and Decorative Arts program is led by program director, Suzanne Daly. Students in this program receive practical and theoretical training on producing bakery products from scratch (like pastries, tortes and hearth breads) cake decorating, sugar and chocolate work, and plated dessert presentations. They learn real-world merchandising and sales training by working in the Bakery store. Several students from the Baking and Decorative Arts program took home awards for their creations from the Wisconsin Baker’s Association cake and breads competitions at the 2017 Midwest Foodservice Expo held March 13-15.
Baking and Decorative Arts classes are offered at Madison College Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more information about Madison College, visit https://madisoncollege.edu/ or call (608) 246-6100.
WBA members must meet the following criteria to be considered for Bakery Operation of the Month: Be a WBA member in good standing; give back to their community as well as the baking industry; have outstanding business qualifications; and agree to have the award publicized in the media. For more information about WBA, visit: www.wibakers.com.