We Are Bakers with a Scientific Approach, but Bakers First.
The Baking Center™ Facilities
I am the Director of Technical Services and New Product Development for Lesaffre and Red Star in North America. I have a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Food Science. I am from a family of bakers: both my father and grandfather were bakers, and I grew up in my parents’ bakery.
Our Baking Center™ facility staff includes master bakers, as well as food scientists, who have extensive experience in commercial baking. They are recognized leaders in their fields. We would like to introduce you to the team and welcome you to the Baking Center.
Bringing bakers together to provide industry-leading yeast and ingredients—that’s been our philosophy since day one. It’s the reason why we’ve created a network of 26 innovative Baking Center™ facilities across the globe spanning five continents. Through our renowned Baking Centers, we offer support and leadership to the baking industry.
Our Lesaffre & Red Star Baking Center™ facility in Milwaukee is staffed by knowledgeable, skilled master bakers, as well as food scientists, all who have extensive experience in commercial baking and are recognized leaders in their fields. This unique facility and its expert staff serve as an invaluable resource for our company, our customers, and the baking industry.
At the Lesaffre & Red Star Baking Center™ network, our baking technicians perform small-scale replications of the actual processes and conditions under which commercial bakers work in a controlled and quantified way. Designed to enable our baking experts to effectively prepare products under recommended usage and procedure conditions, as well as under stressed conditions, the Baking Center is equipped to produce virtually every major yeast-raised product using any commercial baking process.
Our technical service team travels to customer locations and will work with them to troubleshoot issues with formulation or manufacturing processes. In addition, customers can also send formulas/products to our Baking Center™ facilities for evaluation. Our Baking Center™ facilities are staffed with knowledgeable, skilled master bakers, as well as food scientists; all who have extensive experience in commercial baking and are recognized leaders in their fields.
The mission of our Baking Center™ network is more than just about the baking process, it’s about the science of baking. Equipped to replicate virtually every major yeast-raised product using any commercial baking process. our team of experts perform not only helps Lesaffre and Red Star develop new innovative products that meet market demands, but they also can help you by developing new products to meet your specific needs.
Strong relationships and a mutually beneficial exchange of information have always been the recipe for success in business. At our Baking Center™ facilities, we host demonstrations and collaborative working sessions with customers. Our experts inform bakers—from small retail bakeries to large wholesale operations—on the techniques and benefits of Lesaffre and Red Star products.
Additionally, the Baking Center™ network also serves as a resource to connect North American bakers with their counterparts throughout the world, opening the door to opportunities to develop overseas markets. Together we work with bakeries of all scales to perfect product formulations to yield consistently superior products.
Contact our Baking Center™ team today to connect with a member of our world-class technical team to set-up a hands-on problem solving or research session.
The Milwaukee Baking Center™ facility:
7475 West Main Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Consider the Baking Center™ expert technical team your unique and powerful baking partner. Together, let’s collaborate to address and solve your real-world baking challenges, and consider new ideas and possibilities to move your business forward.