Instructor Leads Teaching Assistants at Bread-Baking Conference

Published 07.25.2012

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A Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member recently helped lead the Bread Bakers Guild of America’s “WheatStalk,” a national conference for artisan bread bakers.

Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts and culinary arts, served as coordinator of teaching assistants at the event, held June 28-30 at Kendall College in Chicago.

Chef Charles R. NiedermyerNiedermyer worked with the event director to organize and lead 10 teaching assistants, who assisted instructors with providing hands-on labs, demonstrations and lecture classes for 150 students over three days. Instructors included some of the most highly regarded artisan bread bakers from around the nation, as well as Colombia and Canada.

Before joining Penn College’s faculty in 2005, Niedermyer spent nine years in the industry, working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.’s Tysons Corner (Virginia) and Amelia Island (Florida) locations, The River Club in Jacksonville, Fla., Gamble Mill Restaurant in Bellefonte, and The Pennsylvania State University bakery. He is a Penn College graduate.

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