WheatStalk 2014 is Coming!

When you gather bakers together, a good time is guaranteed. When you add a vibrant city, meaningful education delivered by talented teachers, and fun activities, you can be sure that memories will be made.

Mark your calendar for September 18-21, 2014, when WheatStalk will be returning to the world-class facility at Kendall College in Chicago. Registration will be on Thursday, September 18, followed by three days of classes.

Join us and play with fire in the wood-fired oven, explore the possibilities of specialty shaped loaves, learn how to create modern breads with ancient grains, create tantalizing breakfast pastries and artistic showpieces that dazzle. Are you eager to understand flour better? Want to learn more about the microbakery revolution or
the baking evolution? We promise; we will offer something for everyone.

Like WheatStalk 2012, WheatStalk 2014 is sure to fill quickly. We can’t wait to learn along with you! 



WheatStalk 2012 was a great success!

WheatStalk 2012 was the joining together of member bakers, millers and growers to learn and improve techniques, share ideas and build community.

The Bread Baker’s Guild of America presented its national bread conference on June 28-30, 2012, and was the keystone of our Cereal Series of 2012.

This sold-out, members-only event featured three educationally packed days with hands-on classes, demos, lectures and oven building taught by the industry leaders and old friends.

Kendall College in Chicago graciously hosted this event. Located in the heart of the heartland, this venue was easily accessible for many Guild members.

The three days of baking and learning featured exciting demos, wood-fired oven building, hands-on classes and lectures taught by industry leaders and mentors, including:

Volker Baumann Tim Huff Didier Rosada
Tod Bramble Philippe Le Corre Frank Sally
Jory Downer Leslie Mackie Amy Scherber
Eric Futran Pat Manley Kurt Schmitt
Jeremey Gadouas Juan Manuel Martinez Michel Suas
Lee Glass Richard Miscovich Solveig Tofte
Jeffrey Hamelman Tracey Muzzolini Jeff Yankellow
Ciril Hitz Harry Peemoeller Mike Zakowski
Bruce Hoshor Craig Ponsford Pierre Zimmermann
  Andrew Ross  

All 101 formulas and class handouts from WheatStalk 2012 are posted on our members-only website.  Click here to learn more about being a member of The Bread Bread Bakers Guild of America.

One of the goals of WheatStalk is creating an inclusive and fun filled atmosphere while maximizing an educationally intensive opportunity for our members.

Read the 4-part article by attendee Andrew Janjigian of PBS series America's Test Kitchen as he reports his personal experiences at WheatStalk 2012:


Don't miss your opportunity to attend the next WheatStalk.

Return to this page for the announcement for WheatStalk 2014!


The Board of Directors selected the 150 members who attended the WheatStalk 2012 event held in at Kendall College, Chicago, in June 2012.

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“BBGA is an amazing organization and I've never met a more open and inclusive bunch of professionals and experienced amateurs. . .I was in awe to be in the company of such an accomplished (and nice) bunch of bakers at all levels who didn't hesitate to share their knowledge and help me learn.”
– Serious home baker, IL

“Wheatstalk was tremendously fun.” –Baking/culinary instructor, NY

Thank you again for a most memorable event.  It was packed so full with energy and good will I will always remember and cherish it.”
– Serious home baker, WA

“I am not exaggerating when I say it was the best conference I've ever attended. I learned so much and have so much to think about and implement at my bakery.” 
– Bakery owner, IN