Providence, Rhode Island will be the host of one of the biggest events in American artisan baking next year, as WheatStalk 2018 takes place February 27-March 1, 2018 at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence campus.

This members-only event for members of the Bread Bakers Guild of America assembles the best and brightest minds of artisan baking in one place for three days of lectures, demos, hands-on classes, and baking conversation.

Mentors, masters, and members will gather to share their knowledge, creating the opportunity for Bread Bakers Guild members to strengthen their community of artisans who value education and the pursuit of quality.

Some of the notable names who will be instructors at WheatStalk 2018 include Joanne Change of Flour Bakery + Café, Rachel Crampsey of Montclair Bread Company, Scott France of Macrina Bakery, Zachery Golper of Bien Cuit, Tim Huff of General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice, Stephen Jones of the Washington State University Research and Extension Center, Solveig Tofte of Sun Street Breads and Café, and many more of the best in artisan baking. The rest of the instructors and their schedules can be seen in the WheatStalk 2018 Information Booklet, available to BBGA members.

Registration for the event is $600, and with room for only 150 attendees there will be a lottery to determine invitees. The lottery submission begins 9:00 am PST on Friday, September 1, 2017 and ends 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 10, 2017.