Tom Gumpel will present a keynote address on February 26 during the Tuesday morning general session at BakingTech 2019: Baking a Fresh Future.

American Society of Baking is the must-attend event for commercial and wholesale baking professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends, cutting-edge technologies and innovations.

Tom Gumpel most recently served as vice president of bakery research and development for Panera Bread, LLC. In this role, he directed the development and execution of all baked goods and breads for the bakery cafe chain. Previous to joining Panera Bread, Tom served as associate dean of the Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) Baking and Pastry School.

In 2010, Tom was named one of the "Top 10 Bakers in the United States." He lives in Southwest Florida and is CEO and Founder of MDJ Baking, Inc. and Cocoa-Va Spice Company.

Attend this presentation and find out what’s next in the new generation of bread innovation.

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