Puratos to be Presenting Sponsor at Johnson & Wales University International Symposium on Bread

14 Mar 2017


Puratos is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Johnson & Wales University’s first International Symposium on Bread. This is taking place at the JWU Charlotte Campus on Monday and Tuesday, May 22 – 23, 2017. This forum will unite influential scholars, authors, agriculturists, historians, media, millers and bakers from across the U.S. and Europe.

The Symposium will be curated by Johnson & Wales faculty member and noted author, Peter Reinhart, who wrote The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and 10 other books on bread. In Reinhart’s own words, “My goal is to provide a collegial environment in which to explore a very controversial, yet beloved, subject. We’ll hear about consumer trends, advances in technology and technique, and socioeconomic factors that are shaping the business of bread, both now and in the future. The format will be similar to a TED Conference in that the presentations will be short and succinct, allowing ample time for interaction and discussion."

To achieve this, Peter Reinhart has invited a who’s-who of the bread world to participate as speakers, including Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery, Francisco Migoya from the Food Lab and the co-author of Modernist Bread, Glenn Roberts, founder of Anson Mills, William Rubel, noted author and bread historian, Stefan Cappelle, of the Puratos Sourdough Library, and many other distinguished professionals. See full list of speakers and topics.

Tickets for the two-day symposium, and additional information, can be found at jwubreadsymposium.eventbrite.com.

For any questions, please write to: ddeblauwe@puratos.com