2017 Kneading Conference Limited Enrollment Workshops

The Wood-Fired Production Bakery Workshop gets participants deep into the details of production baking. In this workshop, led by Ben Tock, a small group of accepted applicants will have the opportunity to spend two-full days learning about production techniques, planning schedules, costing, retail, and baking products to be sold at the Maine Grain Alliance bread booth during the Maine Artisan Bread Fair. The application process will close on May 1, 2017.

*Please note this workshop is geared toward professional and aspiring-professional bakers. 

Apply for the Wood-Fired Production Bakery Workshop

The Pastry Production Bakery Workshop will explore enriched dough with hand lamination methods. This workshop will focus on how to build a new market segment for the micro-artisan baker, which when done right can be lucrative and rewarding. The pastries in this class will be part of the breakfast service for Kneading Conference attendees and will be sold at the Maine Grain Alliance bread booth during the Maine Artisan Bread Fair. The application process will close on May 1, 2017. 

*Please note this workshop is geared toward professional and aspiring-professional bakers. 

Apply for the Pastry Production Workshop

The Home Bakers Workshops are geared toward serious home bakers looking to learn new skills and perfect their baking techniques. In this single day workshop, an intimate group of accepted applicants will have the opportunity to learn from the pros. This workshop is hands-on so expect to get your hands into the dough and try the techniques and recipes being discussed. This Workshop will be offered twice, once on Thursday and to a second group of participants on Friday. Each day will be limited to 12 participants. The application process will close on May 1, 2017.

*Please note this workshop is geared toward serious home bakers who are baking for family and friends or are considering a small business. 

Apply for the Home Bakers Workshop

Build and Bake in a Portable Brick Oven. Join David S. Cargo to learn how to build a portable stacked-brick oven. After the oven is built, it will be fired up while students learn how to make dough for flatbreads, pizza, and bread! Students will leave with plans for three different sizes of oven, along with the knowledge, and practice, of building and baking in a portable stack brick oven. This class will be limited to 15 participants. The application process will close on May 1, 2017.

Apply for the Portable Brick Oven Workshop

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by May 15 to all applicants. There are 15 total slots available for participants in The Wood-Fired Production Workshop and the Portable Brick Oven Workshp. 24 slots total available for participants in the Home Bakers Workshops. Please note we cannot guarantee which Home Bakers session you will get into, but you can submit a request for a particular day.