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Hospitality Faculty Help Create Tallest Bread Sculpture

The 10-foot,2-inch bread scuplture Bread plaques that were hung on the sculpture Camp Bread staff position pieces on the giant sculpture While helping to staff the Bread Bakers Guild of America’s annual Camp Bread in San Francisco, School of Hospitality faculty members Monica J. Lanczak and Charles R. Niedermyer took part in building what the guild believes is the tallest bread sculpture ever made. The sculpture is 10 feet, 2 inches high and approximately 4 feet in diameter. The guild plans to verify that it is indeed the world’s tallest bread sculpture and to find it a permanent home. The effort was led by Ciril Hiltz, of Johnson and Wales University, with help from other camp instructors and students. During Camp Bread, held May 20-22 at the San Francisco Baking Institute, Lanczak, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts, was assistant director of education, and Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, was a teaching assistant. Camp Bread is a hands-on conference for professional and home bakers, educators, and those in related fields. The two joined a corps of instructors from around the country, as well as France and Ireland.

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