Saturday, September 17 | Price: $375
The Business of Baking for Beginners, better known as “BOB,” will be held Saturday, Sept. 17th in conjunction with IBIE 2022. The all-day program is designed for business owners and operators with less than 10 years of experience in the baking industry. The focus will be dedicated to Retail and Wholesale shops that are looking to learn everything from planning and operations to marketing and growth strategies. BOB is brought to you by The RPIA Group® and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA).
BOB is a day of intense learning with a wealth of information and resources. There will be a full line-up of topics lead by Rick Crawford (RPIA), Randy McArthor (Dawn Foods), and many more amazing speakers with 90+ years of experience between them. The most valuable benefit to BOB will be the networking between speakers and attendees learning from others who are at the same level of business with a passion for business and baking.
The fee to attend this special seminar is $375. IBIE Expo registration fees and IBIEducate sessions are sold separately. An IBIE Expo registration is required to attend “BOB”. Simply register for IBIE and “add-on” this BOB seminar to your order during checkout.
|7:50 am – 8:15 am||Room & Registration Opens|
|8:15 am – 8:40 am||Opening Remarks and Introductions|
Stage 1 – Planning and Key Decisions
Stage 2 – Operations
Stage 3 – Check-Up Growth and Rescue
|8:40 am – 9:15 am||Early Steps and Key Decisions for Success|
|9:15 am – 9:50 am||Resources – Capital to Experts|
|9:50 am – 10:05 am||BREAK|
|10:05 am – 10:40 am||Location – Getting to Know Your Space & Equipment Needs|
|10:40 am – 11:20 am||Design & Build – Permits, Permissions and Persistence|
|11:20 am – 12:00 pm||Social Media Guidelines – Get Organized and Get Results|
|12:00 pm – 12:55 pm||Lunch|
|12:55 pm – 1:15 pm||Grand Opening & In-Bakery Ideas|
|1:15 pm – 2:25 pm||Labor: Skills, Production & Certification|
|2:25 pm – 3:05 pm||A.I. & Sales Computer Controls|
|3:05 pm – 3:15 pm||BREAK|
|3:15 pm – 3:50 pm||Sourcing Ingredients – Costing of a Formula & Learning Waste Management|
|3:50 pm – 4:15 pm||SOS – Save Our Shop, The Business Pivots, Lessons from a Pandemic”|
|4:15 pm – 4:35 pm||Bakery Sales Cycle and Day Parts|
|4:35 pm – 5:00 pm||Numbers that Matter – Finances, Reports and Open Book Management|
|5:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Networking & Speaker Connection|
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
RICK D. CRAWFORD, CMB
Rick Crawford has been in the Baking Industry since 1974. He has worked in the supermarket industry, Bakery Franchisee, retail baking – full line, wholesale baking (plant level) and is now the Managing Partner of The RPIA Group. Rick has a passion for Food Safety and has built and implemented HAACP Plans and is a Certified Food Defense Coordinator. He served in Baking Trade Associations in one form or another for the last 30 years.
In addition he teaches at Ivy Tech Community College. He has taught Baking Science and currently teaches Bakery Merchandising. He’s also the author of a text book, “How to Open and Operate a Retail Bakery” published by J. Wiley & Sons.
The Business of Baking is one way The RPIA Group can give something back to the industry. All of the founders were at the same place as the attendees over 30 years ago. Sharing lessons and hip pocket knowledge is part of the legacy of the baking industry.
He is a second-generation baker and has been involved in the business since he was a young boy. In 1976 Randall’s Dad Donald decided to pursue other interests and Randall took over operation of the business. Under his leadership, McArthur’s Bakery has grown to become the largest independently owned retail bakery in St. Louis and among the top five percent in the United States. Randy is a Past President of the Retail Bakers of America and has traveled in Latin America to work with Bakers and Baking Associations.
McArthur’s Bakery currently operates 3 units and does over 750 decorated cakes and over 25 wedding cakes per week. We have a central bakery that distributes to the stores and employ over 80 people.
Randall has been involved in numerous church and trade association boards over the past thirty-five years. These include ten years on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Bakers Cooperative Association a local buying coop, Past President of the St. Louis Master Retail Bakers of St. Louis 1984-1987. Past President of the Missouri Bakers Association 1985-1986. Randy also served in the children’s ministry at Grace Church-St. Louis for eleven years. He served 8 years as a director of the Pattonville School District in St. Louis is currently serving as Chairman of the board of Joy FM St Louis’s Christian Music Radio Station and as President of the Lemay Chamber of Commerce.
Randall has been married to Rebecca McArthur since June of 1977. Together they have 2 Daughters Christina and Amanda and six grandchildren.