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Trends + Takeaways from JWU Charlotte’s Inaugural Bread Symposium

What are the next big trends in bread, both small- and large-scale? Last month, JWU Charlotte’s first annual International Bread Symposium brought some of the bread world’s best and brightest together to share ideas. In this blog post, Symposium organizer Chef Peter Reinhart sums up his takeaways from an amazing two days:

JWU Charlotte Bread Symposium Honors North Carolina’s Legacy of Flight

On Monday and Tuesday, May 22 + 23, a very special event is happening at JWU Charlotte: The first Johnson & Wales University International Symposium on Bread will bring world-renowned experts on bread — including bakers, historians, scholars and millers — together to discuss the industry’s past, present and future.

Meet the Winners of the JWU Iron Chef + Great Bake Off Competitions

The heat was on for 7 Johnson & Wales University students who competed in the inaugural Great Bake Off and second annual Iron Chef competitions, sponsored by Compass Group and Hampton Creek and held on April 26. The universitywide event brought student competitors from all 4 campuses to compete at JWU Denver’s College of Culinary Arts and was broadcast live on Facebook.

How to Get Competition-Ready for the S&D Culinary Challenge

Now in its 7th year, the S&D Culinary Challenge has become a signature event at JWU Charlotte. This annual demo-based competition, which is sponsored by S&D Coffee, is a great way for students to show off their culinary creativity while sharpening their presentation skills before a panel of industry expert judges.

The State of Local: Charlotte Food Economy Roundtable

Farm-to-table. Locavore. Artisanal. These phrases get thrown around a lot when we think of our regional food economies. What defines local? How can we support scalable growth for growers, sellers and distributors? And how can we insure quality and integrity once product demand surges in popularity?