Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Delightful Pastries to Participate in International Bakery Open House

Delightful Pastries in Chicago will be one of 56 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America's 3rd Annual International Bakery Open House on June 29. Guild member bakeries in 30 US states and one Canadian province will take part in the open house, which is part of The Guild's 2013 event series, The Guild's Greatest Hits: 20th Anniversary. The Guild's Greatest Hits: 20th Anniversary is part of The Guild's mission to "shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community."

The Guild-Wide Bakery Open House was conceived as a way to bring communities to their bakeries, as well as to champion the cause for locally made bread.

Delightful Pastries' open house will be held at their Jefferson Park location, 5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60630, on Saturday, June 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tours will be given at 11:30 and 1:30, and there will be ongoing  bread tasting. The event is free and open to the public, but the bakery requests that you RSVP by June 27 - please contact bakery manager Maggie Giza at info@delightfulpastries.com or 773-545-7215.

Dobra Bielinski, the owner of Delightful Pastries, says, "We're very excited about participating in The Guild's Bakery Open House and joining forces with Guild members in so many different places. We hope that the Chicago community will be able to join us in this celebration of artisan baking."

The Bread Bakers Guild of America led the bread renaissance that occurred during the evolution of high-quality artisan foods in 1990s America, a time when Americans began to learn about crusty, well-fermented hearth breads, flaky laminated croissants, and Danishes. Since then, The Guild has tirelessly promoted artisan baking education, and the result is evident in many communities across the nation where people can expect and enjoy a hearty pain au levain or delicate brioche.

The Guild has over 1,400 members in the United States and 18 other countries, including Canada, France,Colombia, Nigeria, China, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Guild membership benefits include a cuttingedge quarterly magazine, Bread Lines, access to baking formulas from Bread Bakers Guild Team USA and WheatStalk 2012, and a dynamic online forum dedicated to the exchange of baking knowledge.

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