taught by Didier Rosada
Didier Rosada is an educator, consultant and one of the best bakers in the world. The award-winning Rosada is well known for having trained and led the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA to victory multiple years in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris – the baking world’s version of the Olympics. Three Golds and One Silver.
Over the years, Chef Rosada has contributed many technical articles for newsletters and baking magazines. When the National Baking Center (NBC) was created in 1996, he was selected to develop and teach the bread curriculum. His other functions at the NBC included the supervision of various research projects and consulting for specialty bread bakers and millers across the United States, South and Central America (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico), the Caribbean (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica) Europe, and Asia (Japan, Korea, Philippines). This exposed him to baking traditions around the world.
“Every culture has bread and it has taken me years to see, taste, and learn as much about worldwide baking traditions as I have. My goal is to share that knowledge with other bakers so they have a well-rounded repertoire and viewpoint on the world of baking.”
In January 2002, he took the position of Head Instructor for the San Francisco Baking Institute where he continued to specialize in baking education and consulting, nationwide and internationally. Since March 2005, Chef Rosada has been the vice president of operations at Uptown Bakers, a bakery that serves customers all over the Washington, D.C. area.
In July 2010, Didier was selected as a Top Ten Best Bakers in the United States by Dessert Professional Magazine and in June 2012, he received the honor to be elected as a member of the prestigious Académie Culinaire de France (The French Culinary Academy).