Master baker Didier Rosada will teach a sold-out baking class about ciabatta, the classic Italian “slipper bread,” for The Bread Bakers Guild of America. All About Ciabatta will be held at The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas, on May 18-19.

At this hands-on class, participants will learn the mixing, folding, and shaping techniques used to

make loaves of ciabatta and will produce several different types of ciabatta, including Multigrain

Ciabatta, Ancient Grain Ciabatta, Ciabatta Integrale, and Sweet Breakfast Ciabatta.

Didier Rosada earned a Brevet de Maîtrise (Master’s in Baking) from the prestigious Institut

National de Boulangerier–Patisserie in Rouen, France. He coached Bread Bakers Guild Team USA to four medals (three gold and one silver) at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie and was head instructor at the San Francisco Baking Institute.

In 2002 The Bread Bakers Guild of America presented him with the Golden Baguette Award (now the Raymond Calvel Award), which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of artisan baking. He is currently Vice President of Operations at Uptown Bakers in Washington, D.C., and owns Red Brick Consulting, which serves the baking industry.

The Culinary Institute of America has been a trusted leader in culinary education since 1946 and now offers its proven culinary arts degree program in San Antonio, Texas, in restored 19th century buildings that were once part of the Pearl Brewery.

All About Ciabatta is part of the 2013 class series, The Guild’s Greatest Hits: 20th Anniversary, which offers updated versions of popular classes in past years. These events are part of The Guild’s mission to “shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community.”

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