The American Bakers Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the return of the Hands-On Training Workshop at the annual Technical Conference to educate baking industry professionals on the function and fundamentals of primary leavening agents through real-time, cause-and-effect exercises.
“The Hands-On Training Workshop will provide a better understanding of the application and functionality of chemical leavening agents and how they’re used in the baking process,” said Senior Advisor to the President & CEO: B&CMA Transition & Development Dave Van Laar. “It’s like a science experiment for a refresh or for baseline learning – it’s interactive and collaborative, and it ties directly into the Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing course.”
“Between the highly experienced ABA Technical Advisors and the guidance of the ABA Education Committee, the Hands-On Training Workshop participants will gain stronger, concrete knowledge of exactly how primary leavening agents work,” said ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie. “In fact, this workshop can assist research and development, sales, and supply teams in their understanding of the baking process to execute their roles in the industry.”
The ABA Technical Advisors – Dennis Loalbo, Rich McFeaters, and Blake Hutzley – who will lead the workshop, collectively hold more than 100 years of industry experience. ABA’s Education Committee will also lend helping hands to the workshop participants.
All workshop participants will receive a certificate of completion. Any student of the Cookie & Cracker Manufacturing Course who participates in the workshop has the opportunity to receive a credit for one work project exam after submitting a written summary to be graded by a Technical Advisor.