Welcome to the
British Society of Baking Website
History The British Society of Baking was founded in 1955 by a group of leading UK bakers who had attended the American Society of Bakery Engineers (ASBE) conferences in America. They were very impressed with the format of the American society and the content of its conferences and felt that a similar organisation in the UK would be very helpful for people involved in all aspects of the baking industry. The Society initially had the rather grand title of "British Chapter, affiliated to the American Society of Bakery Engineers", before simplifying its name in 1978 to the British Society of Baking. We informally retain our affiliation and links with ASBE, now called the American Society of Baking, exchanging publications and information, although we operate as a completely autonomous body.
Purpose The primary purpose of the British Society of Baking is to provide a forum for learning more about the industry through conferences and associated events, together with networking and the exchange of information and ideas between members. The aims of the society are set out in the Society’s Creed, which is shown on the bottom right of this page.
Membership Members come from all areas of the baking industry and its associated suppliers, including: retail, plant and instore bakeries; ingredient and equipment suppliers; flour millers; research associations; and education establishments. Bakery students and trainees are also very welcome as members.
Conferences Conference papers cover a wide range of topics, particularly developments relevant to the industry at particular times and include technical, legislative and marketing matters. There have been over 550 conference presentations since the founding of the Society.
Conference Proceedings Booklet Transcripts of the presentations at BSB conferences, together with illustrations and photographs, are published is a high quality booklet called the BSB Conference Proceedings. .
Golf Day A popular annual BSB golf day held in the spring and you will find full details on this on the Golf page.
Other Events An optional conference dinner is held on the evening prior to each conference. Dinners associated with bakery/food exhibitions may also be organised. Where appropriate the BSB may also take a stand at Bakery/Food related exhibitions and be involved with any technical presentations that are taking place.
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