The Retail Bakers of America held a two-day certification test at Kendall College in Chicago with six candidates testing for their Certified Baker test and one candidate testing for Certified Master Baker.
The hands-on test challenges candidates with their knowledge of the baking industry and techniques. It was a very intense weekend, but these candidates knocked it out of the park showing the judges just what it means to get an RBA Certification.
New Certified Master Baker:
Luminita Cirstea, CMB, Warwick, RI
New Certified Bakers:
Gina Figura, CB, Gurnee
Joshua Gomes, CB, Taunton, MA
Aileen Semenetz, CB, New York, NY
Keith Long, CB, San Diego, CA
Colette Christian, CB, Los Angeles, CA
Douglas Essinger-Hileman, CB, Glen Wills, PA
An RBA Certification raises professional standards and verifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities a professional baker brings to the marketplace.
RBA provides professionals in the baking industry the opportunity to do online testing for three designations - Certified Journey Baker, Certified Baker (CB is an online test & a one-day practical exam), and Certified Master Baker (CMB is an online test & a two-day practical exam).
To learn more, visit http://www.retailbakersofamerica.org/certification.html