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RBA ROADSHOW: AUSTIN, TX
On Sunday, October 12th, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA) will host the fourth in the new RBA Roadshow series. Designed to bring bakers, cake decorators, vendors, students and educators together, this one-day event will be held at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, in Austin, TX.
For more information on the education sessions and for speaker bios, please visit RBA ROADSHOW.
7:30a.m. - 11:15a.m.
1) 1886 Cafe & Bakery in Austin
2) Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden in Austin
3) Sweetish Hill Bakery in Austin
Hands On Class
8:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Cake Sculpting with Bronwen Weber
$100 class fee / Class Limit 20
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. - Lunch
11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. - Vendor Showcase Open
1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m - Cake Q&A - Moderated by Renee Rouwhorst
2:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m - Intro to Wafer Paper Flowers with Ashley Landerman
4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m - Fake Cakes- The Why & How of Making Fake Cakes Profitable w/ Bronwen Weber
1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - The New Frontier of Advertising: Tips and Tools to Get More from Social Media presented by April Weilbacher and Ashley Landerman from 2tarts
2:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Pinterest and Profitability: Getting Control of the Cake Ordering Process with Beth Fahey from Creative Cakes Bakery & Café
4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reading Your Customers: Find the Balance between Fun and Professional Service with Renee Rouwhorst from Ryke’s Bakery, Catering and Café
1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Gluten Free Baking with Chucc Sanfilippo
2:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m - Bakery Trouble Shooting Session- Panel Session with Jim Murphy from Sweetish Hill Bakery, Tom Halepaska from Halepaska’s Bakery, and Chef Courtney Fuqua
4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m - A Common Sense Approach to Improving Profitability with Robert Stein
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RBA - Retail Bakers of America
Founded in 1918, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), a 501c6 not-for-profit trade association is committed to the success of the retail baking industry.
We are a baker’s business partner connecting buyers and sellers to build profitable bakeries. Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs. We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among bakers, future and existing. We also create industry standards through professional certification, industry research and school programs.
RBA members bring consumers quality bakery foods from supermarket bakery departments, independent bakeries and foodservice facilities. Baking instructors, students and suppliers of ingredients, equipment, supplies and services are also proud members of RBA. Together, these individuals are redefining the industry - and they are willing to trade ideas through networking, sharing resources and knowledge . In fact, it's the #1 reason our members join.