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 Retail Bakers

Summer 2013 Newsletter 
New York State Bakers Officers

Chairman of the Board 

Biagio Settepani


Joseph Gifoli

1st Vice President 
Nick Stork

2nd Vice President

Werner Simon

Edward Maher

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The Culinary Institute of America's Financial Aid Office has awarded the NYS Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers
Scholarship to Ashley Delello.  In his thank you letter to the NYS Association, Mr. James L. Clark of the CIA stated, "The NYS Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers Scholarship is a key component in our mission to make the world's best professional culinary education a reality for all our students.  I thank you for your philanthropic participation in this undertaking."  This and many other Scholarships are the result of an endowment the NYS Association has made to the school.
The Association has recently been assisting students in another way.  They have put together some of the most often used baking and cake decorating tools, put them into a practical tool box and together with a stainless steel turntable bestowed them upon several schools to give as Scholarship gifts to students.  Among the schools which received them are:
Wilson Tech Western Suffolk Boces
Westchester Community College
Suffolk Community College
The Association plans to award additional "Scholarship Tool Boxes" in the future. 
To date, educators in these schools have received them with enthusiasm and much appreciation.
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The Westchester Bakers Association is planning a Road Trip on June 24, 2013 to Manhattan.  They plan to visit 6 or 7 different bakeries/Pasticerrias.  Among them will be Payard, Bouchon, and Pasticerria Bruno, the winner of Bobby Flay's throwdown for Cannolis!
New York State Bakers Annual Fishing Trip

New York State  Bakers will have their annual fishing trip on August 12th.  

Ocean Eagle V  

Location is on the Ocean Eagle V at Pier 5 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Boat sails at 7am and returns at 3pm.


Cost is $60 pp which includes fishing, tackle and breakfast and lunch.  


Reservations are not necessary, just show up at boat before 7am and be ready to fish and have a good time.   

Save the Date -September 29, 2013
Nassau Suffolk Bakers Banquet

Nassau Suffolk Annual Banquet will be held on  
September 29,2013 at
Woodbury, New York

Honoring Mr. Joseph Gifoli
Joe Gifoli

COCKTAIL HOUR 6:30pm- 7:30pm
DINNER & Dancing 7:30pm- 11:30pm
We look forward to seeing you!!!!


Fresh Apples -From Intercounty Bakers

Bakers Joke Corner
Working hard in the bakery requires stepping back and laughing once in a while.


                       Emergency Cake

A baker is just getting ready lock his front door when a man rushes up. "I need to have a cake made right now!" he exclaims.

"I'm sorry," replies the baker. "But I was just closing up. I've dismissed my staff; I've shut down my machines; I'm afraid you'll have to come back tomorrow."

"I can't wait until tomorrow!" insists the man. "It's absolutely imperative that this cake be made right now!"

The baker always liked to think of himself as a nice guy, so he says, "All right, I'll see what I can do." He goes inside and turns all his appliances back on. He then approaches the counter and ties on his apron. "Okay, what is it you need?"

The man whips out a sketch from his pocket. It's a very well drawn depiction of a cake. "It has to look just like this," says the man. "Exactly one foot wide, one foot long, and six inches tall. White frosting, blue icing, and a red cursive "S" in the middle. Just like this."

Somewhat startled, the baker ponders the sketch for a few moments and replies. "I think I can do that. It will be ready in about half an hour."

"Half an hour!?" exclaims the man. "That won't do. I need this in fifteen minutes."

"Fifteen minutes?" responds the baker. "I'm not sure I can do that. I suppose I might be able to get it done that fast if I used some pre-made dough. It wouldn't taste as good but..."

"I don't care. Just get to it, please," blurts the man, while checking his watch frantically.

So the baker goes back and makes the cake. He works faster than he ever has before, and somehow produces the cake in just under fifteen minutes. He presents it to the man fresh out of the oven. "Will this be sufficient?" he asks.

The man takes a measuring tape from his pocket. He checks the length, width, and height very carefully. He then compares it to the sketch. Suddenly, a look of horror comes across his face. "No no!" he exclaims. "The 's' is the wrong shade of red! It has to be the same shade as the sketch. Oh, what will I do now??"

"Calm down," says the baker. "If the shade really is a problem I think I can re-ice it. It may take a few more minutes..."

"You can?" asks the man anxiously. "Well please, get going!"

So the baker quickly takes the cake back and puts on a new "S". A few minutes later he brings it back to the visibly distraught man. "There you go. Is this what you were looking for?" he asks.

Once again the man scrutinizes the cake, checking every detail. He compares the shades of red, and this time decides they're all right. "Okay" says the man quickly, "this is good. Can I pay you now."

"Of course," says the baker, hastily readying the cash register. "Now, the boxes we have available are over here. Do you want to pick one out?"

"Oh no, that won't be necessary," answers the man. "I'll eat it here."

Up Coming Events


Nassau & Suffolk Bakers  Meeting

When: Wed, September 4th, 2013 at 2 PM
Where: Manhattan Sweets Bakery 

Islip, NY


New York State Bakers Board of Directors Meeting

When: Wed, June 12, 2013 at 3 PM

Where: Platt Deutsch in Franklin Square, New York


New York Bakers:


Fishing Trip: Monday, August 12, 2013

Cost will be approximately $ 60 per person.  Details to follow.


Mets Game at Citifield:  Mets vs. Braves 

Tuesday, August, 20, 2013  Gametime is 7:10 PM

Cost is $32.00 per ticket and includes an $ 18  food voucher



Westchester Bakers Meeting

When: Monday, June 24th, 2013 during "Road Trip"
(Meetings usually held second Tuesday of each month) 


Atlantic Bakery Deli Dairy Expo

When: March 30 & 31st, 2014


Where: Atlantic City Convention Hall  





New York State Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers
640 Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778