Davao City celebrates World Bread Day

Subscribe Now September 29, 2010 at 09:32pm

Davao City (30 September) -- The celebration in Davao City for the "World Bread Day" has been extended for the whole month of October for their awareness campaign giving consumers and bakery owners longer time to understand better the benefits of bread products. John Erwin J. Anonuevo, operations manager of Anniepie and member of the Davao Bakers Club, Inc. during the Davao Business Forum at the MediSpa of SM City said they were tapped by the US Wheat (USW) Associates to organize and undertake the first-ever celebration in Davao.

He said among others the celebration aims to generate and heighten awareness of people on the health benefits and nutritional value of bread.

In support to the celebration, he said there will be samplings, promos, sales, and raffles in all member bakeshops.

The event will be capped with a feeding program of 900 schoolchildren at Don Julian Rodriguez Elementary School at R. Castillo Street, this city on October 15, Friday although the World Bread Day is celebrated on the 16th which falls on a Saturday, for them to be able to reach out to children while in school.

Expected guests include Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Plutarco Ng of the US Wheat Associates and the officials of the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Trade and Industry.

There will also be lecture on "Trends in Baking" at Villa Margarita Hotel on October 18, and a fun day with children dubbed as "Let's Dough It" on October 24. With a minimum purchase of P100, kids will have a chance to enjoy a fun play with colored clay made of dough for kids and prizes will be given away to the five most creative designs.

There will also be free picture-taking for children of customers in a tarpaulin backdrop where kids pose with a baker's hat, an apron and their piece of art.

The World Bread Day was organized in 2007 by the UIB International Union of Bakers and Bakers-Confectioners with its main office in Madrid, Spain having member-countries to include Germany, Brazil, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain and France.

Anonuevo said the USW has been supporting DBCI in its activities as its partner in the baking industry in Southern Mindanao.

He said for the past years, the USW has sent technical consultants to Davao to conduct collaborative training on hands-on baking, new technology, and food safety. It also invites members to Manila and the US to provide DBCI members updates on baking trends and applications, as well as enhance their knowledge on new ingredients, equipment and techniques as well as conduct factory visits and baking trade fairs and shows.

The DBCI is composed of 18 members coming from the different parts of the Davao Region who are mostly specialty stores namely, Billy Baker, Tevanj, Rysus, Maan's, Margie's, Sugar Munch, Bistro Rosario, Royal Bread Haus, Tiny Kitchen Creations, Joniels, Beary Baker, Apets, Gold Ribbon, Manolettes, Earth Gains (Goldilocks), Annipie and L-car Bakery.

He said the World Bread Day is celebrated around the globe not only to promote bread as an important food but pay tribute to bakers from all cultures across the world. (Prix D. Banzon)

Source: pia.gov.ph

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