The Vice Chairman of the British Society of Baking, Paul Turner, met with students at University College Birmingham last week to brief them on presenting at the Society’s Autumn Conference in October and to thank them for their contribution to the event.
The sixteen final-year students are all studying BSc Bakery & Patisserie Technology at UCB, which boasts the largest such programme in the UK.
The students have each produced a short video showcasing their interests and specialties, to be shown at next month’s BSB conference.
Paul Turner explained the BSB’s focus on education and support for upcoming bakers and technologists.
He said: “Recognition and support for the next generation of the industry is a big part of our mission and we’re incredibly pleased to have such a talented group of students presenting at this year’s conference.”
The students have all volunteered their time to present at the conference, and answer questions from delegates on their research.
Speaking after the meeting, their tutor, Assistant Dean of the College of Food (Bakery), Dawn Gemmell, said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity for the students and we are incredibly pleased to be involved with such an active and prestigious organisation.”
The BSB Autumn Conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of October at the Woodland Grange hotel and conference centre in Leamington Spa. It will also feature presentations from industry experts that include Tesco bakery boss Gordon Gafa and LASER CBA President Daniel Carr.
With places selling out fast, the BSB has urged those who wish to attend to book quickly to avoid disappointment.