The Bread Bakers Guild of America has presented the first Partners in Mission Award to The San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) for its support, advocacy, and development of the craft of artisan baking since 1996.

The award was presented at the opening ceremony of WheatStalk 2014 in Chicago on September 19.

"We thank The San Francisco Baking Institute and its team of passionate instructors, past and present, most especially Michel Suas, a giant in our baking community, for their long-standing determination to support and educate our baking community," according to the Guild.