American Culinary Federation - Partnership 2019

A Broader Range of Topics, A Bigger Opportunity for Growth!

Think IBIE for the information and training you need to succeed.

Select from more than 100 sessions to connect with experts and innovators who will lead focused training sessions, and share best practices with other industry professionals experiencing the same opportunities and challenges. IBIE’s comprehensive program is divided into specialized tracks addressing the hottest topics across the spectrum, including retail and food service, business management and marketing, ingredient trends and formulations, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, tortilla production and much more.

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IBIE - International Baking Industry Expo 

National Bakery Day  |  September 27, 2019

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For the Love of Bread....Revent American Test Bakery  |  July 22, 2019

Celebrate the Sweet Tradition of America’s Local Bakeries!

The Retail Bakers of America invite you to celebrate the delicious success of your independent bakery with a sweet “holiday” that you can easily bring to life through live events, fresh treats and the signature tastes that make your local bakery a vital part of your community.

Join the RBA in a Retail Bakery: Level 1, 2 or 3 membership category to get your FREE 2019 National Bakery Day Marketing kit!.

The RBA is a proud partner of the American Culinary Federation.  The ACF is celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year! To celebrate they will be extending a special offer to the RBA member community, a $90 registration discount which can be applied to any/all of the 3 ACF Events in 2019, PLUS a complimentary $90 upgrade to our new VIP badge with special amenities. ($180 total discount/value per event selected).

ChefConnect Atlantic City 
Feb 24-26th, 2019
Caesar's Atlantic City, NJ

ChefConnect Minneapolis 
Mar 31-April 2nd 2019
Marriott City Center - Minneapolis, MN

ACF National Convention 
Aug 4-8th 2019 
World Center Marriott Resort - Orlando, FL

Call the RBA today for the Registration Discount/Coupon Code - MEMBERS ONLY!

Las Vegas - September 2019

As the food industry’s largest, most important trade event in the Western Hemisphere, IBIE spans the complete spectrum of companies, people and ideas. Every three years, the baking industry comes together at this powerful event to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge conference sessions and demos, and build relationships at high-level networking events.

Invest in IBIE and reap greater results.

On Monday, July 22, join the Retail Bakers of America and Revent for an amazing day filled with HANDS-ON Artisan bread baking instruction with famed Certified Master Baker, Chef Eric Kastel. You will get personal attention as we spend the full day learning how to make white pan bread, baguette, challah, dinner rolls, and specialty/ethnic bread at the NEW Revent American Test Bakery in Somerset, New Jersey.

Cost: $185 MEMBERS  | $225: Non members 

Space is limited to 20 attendees.

Current RBA members have access to RBA Connect.  A virtual place where you can collaborate and network with other professionals in the baking industry.  This wealth of knowledge is just waiting for your contributions and discussions.

​An RBA Certification raises professional standards and verifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities professional bakers bring to the marketplace.  Certification also increases job opportunities and income for certified bakers and decorators. 

Certified Decorator Practical Exam  |  Madison, WI
Madison Area Technical College, October 11-12, 2019

Certified Master Baker & Certified Baker Exam | Miami, FL
Johnson & Wales University, April 3-5, 2020

Certified Master Baker & Certified Baker Exam  |  Napa, CA
The Culinary Institute of America, October 2-4, 2020

RBA Connect