The British Society of Baking’s (BSB) annual conference is to take place on Tuesday 16 June at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Claverdon, Warwick.

Accommodation is available on 15 June, with a conference dinner and entertainment taking place that evening.

Speakers at the conference include: Chris Beaney, president of the National Association of Master Bakers; Joanna Bruce, ADM; Matthew May, Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees; and Bob Whitehurst, Cereform.

Topics at the conference include the role of salt in bread, the credit crunch, reducing fat in bakery, the National Craft Bakers’ Week, enzymes in food products and the National Bakery Skills Academy. There will also be a chocolate demonstration from John Slattery, of Manchester-based Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier.

The event is open to members and non-members. Information and booking forms are available from BSB secretary Sharon Byrne - email or or call 01869 247098.