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baking and pasty arts

Pastry Studio

March 9, 10 & 11

We've partnered with the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) to bring all things baking and pastry arts to the Midwest Foodservice Expo show floor!

Grab a spot in the Pastry Studio throughout the three days of MFE. The Pastry Studio offers hands-on educational demos for up to 24 show attendees per session. Pre-register below as these demonstrations fill up quickly! Demos are $5 each or all 6 for $25.

After getting hands-on with bakery techniques, check out the beautiful displays of cakes, desserts and pastry items showcased by talented bakers and decorators participating in Bakery Competitions.

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Hands-On Demos

Pre-registration is required! Pastry Studio sessions are a popular stop on the show floor. Only 24 hands-on stations are available for each time-slot. Be sure to add on demos of choice when registering for the Expo. Demos are $5 each or all 6 for $25. Pre-Registration for demos closes Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 pm. Feel free to visit the Wisconsin Bakers Association in booth 836 for same-day availability.

Already registered and want to add demos? No problem!
Step 1: From your registration email, choose the “click here” link to edit your registration. Step 2: Scroll down to “Additional Selections” and click “Edit.” Step 3: Add demo(s) of choice and hit “Next.” Step 4: Scroll up to the green bar to “Finish your registration and check out.” Questions? Contact the registrar at or call 608.270.9950.

NOTE: Be present at scheduled demo time. The Pastry Studio will be open 5-10 minutes prior to each demo. Providing proof of pre-registration for demos is encouraged. Late arrivals may result in loss of reservation becoming available to walk-ins. No refunds. Feel free to visit WBA in booth 836 for same-day availability. Questions? Contact Jessica Hoover at



11:30-12:30 PM
Buttercream Made Easy with Barbara Evans from Wedding Cake Connection & Suzanne Daly from Madison College

1:00 PM-1:45 PM

Sample Wisconsin's Finest Chocolate Chip Cookies while supplies last!


2:30-3:30 PM
Braided Challah Bread with Thomas Endejan from Moraine Park Technical College 


10:30-11:30 AM
Modernizing the Traditional – The Chocolate Chip Cookie Re-imagined with Chef Jen McClure from Fox Valley Technical College

12:30-1:30 PM
How to Up Your Dessert Plating Game with MK Drayna from North Shore Boulangerie

2:30-3:30 PM
Creating a Dessert Menu Inspired by Your Local Market with Josie Meltesen from Chula Vista Resort and Justjosie Cake Design and Sweets


12:30-1:30 PM
Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing with Samantha Kristiansen from Cook Specialty Co. Inc.

Live at MFE: Chef Julia Steinhiser glazes and garnishes petit fours in a preview of Pastry Studio hands-on demos. Footage courtesy of Fox 6 News.

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