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Bread Bakers Guild of
Presents 2012 Calvel Award
July 2012, Sonoma, CA – The Bread Bakers Guild of America
has presented its highest award, the Professor Raymond Calvel
Award, to Craig Ponsford and Abram Faber.
The Calvel Award, which prior to 2007 was called
the Golden Baguette Award, recognizes individuals for
extraordinary service to the artisan baking community. The
award is named in honor of the late Professor Raymond Calvel
the French scientist, baker, and researcher who is
considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern
artisan baking.
Ponsford, the owner of Ponsford’s Place in San Rafael,
CA, was a member of Bread Bakers Guild Team USA in 1996,
when he won a gold medal for his breads at the Coupe du
Monde de la Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking), which at
the time was an unprecedented achievement for an American
baker. Ponsford served on the Guild’s Board of Directors
from 1995 to 2010 and was Chairman from 2002 to 2010. He
has devoted many years to advancing The Guild’s mission:
preserving the traditions and techniques of artisan baking
through education.
Faber, who with his wife, Christy Timon, owns the award-
winning bakery, Clear Flour Bread, in Brookline, MA, served
on The Guild’s Board of Directors for 12 years, six years as
Vice Chairman. He was the director of two Camp Breads,
national baking education events sponsored by The Guild
in 2005 and 2007, and has worked to offer innovative and
affordable baking classes through The Guild. He has been
a frequent spokesman and advocate for the artisan baking
The awards were presented at the closing celebration of
WheatStalk, The Guild’s three-day national baking event
held at Kendall College in Chicago, IL, on June 28-30, 2012.
Past recipients of the Calvel Award /Golden Baguette Award
include Christian Vabret (2007), Jeffrey Hamelman (2005),
Frank and Brinna Sands (2004), Didier Rosada (2003),
Michel Suas (2002), and Greg Mistell (2001).
The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a non-profit
organization comprised of professional bakers, farmers,
millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical
experts, and bakery owners and managers who work together
to support the principle and the practice of producing the
highest quality baked goods. It was formed in 1993 to shape
the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community
through education.
Helps You
Give the Gift of Color
This Holiday Season
OSHKOSH, WI (August 6, 2012) – This holiday season,
think color, fashion, and design. Think Hoffmaster®. Color
can attract a customer’s eye, convey the overall message
of your brand or service, establish your identity and more
importantly, it can help you make a sale! Fill your room with
colorful paper products for the table to help you celebrate the
season, including our complete line of fall/holiday printed
napkins, placemats, and traymats that coordinate with all of
our stock decorator colored napkins and tablecovers.
Further extend your holiday theme with our fashionable
large tulip cups that come in a combo case with orange and
white dots and purple and white dots for fall and Halloween
or red and white dots and green and white dots for the
holiday season. Use these fun, unique cups to bake muffins
or cupcakes or use them as a decorative wrapper by dropping
in your baked products.
Create an elegant holiday dining experience with the new
Crystal Snowflake design that is now available in our line of
Duni® holiday products. These products give you the look
and feel of linen, which are perfect for formal holiday dinners
or New Year’s celebrations. Dunilin® textured napkins hold
the most intricate napkin folds. Dunisilk® tablecovers,
tablerunners, and table accents have a smooth as silk feel and
feature a reusable and wipe-clean water repellent surface to
make your holiday cleanup stress free!
Abram Faber
Craig Ponsford