MCC Culinary Arts Students Demonstrate Bread Making at Open House on Saturday, June 29

Manchester, CT – (June 12, 2013)…Manchester Community College will be the only Connecticut participant in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s Third Annual Guild-Wide Bakery Open House on Saturday, June 29. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the kitchen of the Culinary Arts Center located on the second floor of the Lowe Student Services Center. Over 50 Guild member bakeries from across the USA and Canada will take part in the open house, which was conceived as a way to bring communities to their bakeries, as well as to champion the cause for locally made bread.

Christopher French, MCC baking instructor, says, “The Bread Bakers Guild Open House is an excellent way for people to learn about baking, and this event offers a wonderful opportunity for the public to see Guild members in action, both teaching and baking.” At MCC, the open house will include student demonstrations on how to make artisan bread, samplings of a variety of artisanal baked products, and time to ask questions about bread-making techniques and take a tour of the MCC culinary facilities.

The award-winning Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department of Manchester Community College offers students a choice of degree and certificate programs in the areas of culinary arts, foodservice and hotel-tourism. Both the Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management associate of science degree programs have been granted exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). MCC is the only postsecondary school in New England to receive this distinction, which is a guarantee to students that their program has met or exceeded the standards set by the ACF Accrediting Commission and the foodservice industry.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a nonprofit organization comprising professional bakers, farmers, millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical experts, and bakery owners and managers who work together to support the principle and the practice of producing the highest quality baked goods. It was formed in 1993 to shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community through education.

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News Item Posted On: June 12, 2013
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