World Bread Day

Subscribe Now November 08, 2011 at 02:10pm

DAVAO Bakers Club Inc. (DBCI) culminated last month its month-long celebration of the World Bread Day, an event commemorated world-wide by bread-eating cultures and countries every 16th of October. The celebration of World Bread Day was spearheaded by the UIB International Union of Bakers and Bakers-Confectioners to give tribute to bread and bakers from across the globe. It campaigns for professional and home-based bakers to bake their own bread, share bread and recipes, talk about their bread experiences, and discuss health benefits of this staple food.

Adopting the theme "World Bread Day: A Baking Celebration," DBCI shared its celebration with Dabawenyos through promos and freebies given away by the bakery outlets of its members in the whole month of October. It was their way to raise awareness on the nutritional value of bread, as well as to bring attention to this important food in the diet.

DBCI opened its celebration with a feeding activity on October 14 at the Don Julian Rodriguez Elementary School on R. Castillo Street, Davao City, where over 1,250 schoolchildren received baked goodies from Goldilocks, Maan?s Bakeshop, Anniepie, and Caf‚ Rysus.

This was followed by the official launch at Robinson's Supermarket at Abreeza Mall, with special guests City Administrator Atty. Lyka Lopez representing the city mayor, Arnold Alindada of the Food and Drug Authority, US Wheat Associates Director Joseph Sowers, and its technical consultant Plutarco Ng.

It was also graced by representatives from DOST, CTO, Bakels Philippines, Universal Robina Corp. Flour Mills, Link Import Export, Ms. Suzabel Reta, Abreeza representatives, and members of DBCI. The Don Julian Rodriguez Elementary lyre corps opened the launch with a colorful presentation, followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony.

On October 15 and 16, the bakers club conducted a baking demo at Buon Gusto at Abreeza Mall, led by Mr. Ng of the US Wheat Associates and DBCI president Vincent Rodriguez, showcasing and giving away samples of Christmas breads such as Pandoro, stolen and panettone. Universal Robina Milling Corp. also conducted a demo on sweet bread variations led by their technician Ms Batucan.

DBCI followed this activity with "Let's Dough It" on October 24 at the same venue, where over 20 kids created "dough art" with their bare hands and had their pictures taken wearing a baker's hat and apron.

"The kids had a blast making their creations, and those with the most creative work were given prizes. It's a fun culmination to our World Bread Day celebration," Rodriguez said.

With the successful run of its month-long observance of the World Bread Day, DBCI underscored the support of its partners and sponsors for helping to make their activities possible, namely the US Wheat Associates, Bakels Philippines Inc., Universal Robina Flour Mills Corporation, and Link Import and Export.

"Of course, it would not have been successful without the participation of our members, so kudos to them all," Rodriguez added, referring to Billy Baker, Tevanj, Caf‚ Rysus, Ma-an's Bakeshop, Margie's, Sugar Munch, Bistro Rosario, Royal Bread Haus, Tiny Kitchen Creations, Joniels Cakes, Beary Baker, Apet's Bakery, Gold Ribbon, Manolettes, Goldilocks, Annipie, L-Car Bakery, Cherish, and Uncle Mark.


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