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New York State
Assn of Manufacturing
 Retail Bakers

 Early Fall 2014 Newsletter 
New York State Bakers Officers

Chairman of the Board 

Biagio Settepani


Joseph Gifoli

1st Vice President 
Nick Stork

2nd Vice President
Aaron Wasserman 

Werner Simon

Edward Maher

Newsletter Editor
Rosanne Rush 

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Please come join with us for our Annual Convention and Installation Dinner.

The NY State Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers' Presidency will be passed from Joseph Gifoli to Nick Stork this coming October 19th at Danfords in the beautiful village of Port Jefferson, New York.  

Enjoy one of Long Island's most enchanting destinations; luxurious hotel surroundings with spectacular views of the Long Island Sound nestled in the historic Port Jefferson village.  

Please come and support our new Officers as they have supported others in the past.  The committee would very much appreciate you being there!  Join us in celebrating:

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Cocktail Hour:  6 to 7 PM
Cash Bar
Installation Dinner: 7 PM
Dinner cost is $50.00 per person.  The State will pay for taxes and gratuities.
After Dinner:  Gather in the Presidential Suite 

Monday, October 20, 2014
The State Meeting will take place at 9 AM

At your leisure be sure to talk a walk around this spectacular area of Long Island.  

For Dinner reservations call Nick Stork (516) 404-2024 or Rosanne Rush (914) 255-5991.

For Hotel reservations call Danfords at (631) 928-5200.  Ask for Amy or Christine in group sales and be sure to mention you are with the NYS Bakers Association in order to get the group rate.

President Joe Gifoli and President Elect Nick Stork
August 26th the NYS Bakers attended Citifield Stadium to see the Mets play against the Atlanta Braves.  It was a great outing enjoyed by many who brought their families and friends.  The weather was perfect, and the Mets did not disappoint us as they won 3 to 2!  Here is the scoreboard below:  




Everyone enjoyed the culinary finery of Citifield from Hot Dogs to Filet Mignon!  Kids enjoyed the ice cream in the "Mets" Hats and everyone had a great time!  It you haven't joined us for a game yet, you are missing something special.  Be sure to join us next year!

Here are additional photos of the Cakes from the Contest held at the ABDDE Expo!  Held in the Atlantic City Convention Hall on March 30 & 31, 2014



 Due to the amount of entries the NYS Bakers newsletter will show several in each upcoming newsletter.




 1 (10-inch) flour tortilla

                    1/2 teaspoon butter, softened

3 teaspoons sugar, divided

         1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

         1/2 cup whipped cream cheese

         1/2 cup fresh blueberries

         1/2 cup mixed fruit (such as grape halves

       and mandarin oranges)


Preheat oven to 400F. Place tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet; spread with butter. In a cup, combine 1 teaspoon of the sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over the tortilla. Bake tortilla until edges just begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes; remove to a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar with the cream cheese; spread evenly over the crisp tortilla. Arrange blueberries and other fruit on top. Cut in 4 wedges and serve immediately.


YIELD:  2 portions


U. S. Highbush Blueberry Council, Thomas J. Payne Market Development, www.blueberrytech.org

Follow the US Highbush Blueberry Council on twitter @happyblueberry.

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Bakers Amusement Corner
Jokes, Quotes

Q: How can you tell that a blonde's been baking chocolate chip cookies?

A: There are M&M shells all over the floor




Let's have a little fun! 

RULES: The quiz question will ask about the current newsletter's content.  However, be forewarned that the answer may be in the newsletter OR in a link included in the newsletter!


The first person to reply with the correct answer will win the opportunity to have their photo or their bakery's photo in the next newsletter, with a short blurb about your business!

This newsletter edition's question is:

Send your answers in to: Info@NYSbakers.org 
The previous edition's question was: 
Who Caught "The BIG ONE" on this year's fishing trip?

The answer is:

Mary Stork and Anita Scicolone !

Roseanne & Paul Sapienza

This was correctly answered by Paul Sapienza of Sapienza's Bakery!

At the age of 21 Paul took over his Father's bakery, Sapienza's in Elmont.  He later married Roseanne and she managed the bakery while Paul sold their cannoli shells to wholesale accounts.  Paul proudly served as President of both the Nassau/Suffolk Association and the NYS Association.   Presently he continues to sell to wholesale accounts and he works with the Retail Bakers of America on the National level. 

As part of his next chapter in life, Paul has become a licensed life insurance agent and is working with New York Life.

He and Roseanne have two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren.


Thank you for participating Paul!  

American Almond

FLASHBACK!  Last year's 2013 Summer Road trip reached its final destination bakery at Cece Cela Pasticerria at 55 Spring Street.  By this time our enthusiastic adventurers were excited by what we had all experienced but a bit tired.  Cece Cela was the place to refresh ourselves before we were all homeward bound.  We relaxed in their cozy cafe room, enjoying some delicious French pastries, brownies and cool beverages. This quaint shop in the heart of NYC's Nolita neighborhood is known for their wonderful croissants, pain au chocolate, chasusson aux pommes, pain aux raisins and many more classic French breakfast pastries called Viennoiserie.

This year's Summer Road Trip took place in June.  The weather was perfect, and our appetites were ready to be satiated by the delectable delights the City's best had to offer!   Once again our Association members and friends converged at Financier in Grand Central Station, arriving from New Jersey, Long Island, Somers and Westchester County.  As we met we were all excited to begin the day, knowing endless possibilities lay ahead! 

We walked to the Plaza where a vast array of culinary choices awaited us. The Plaza Food Hall offers a wide variety of food, from lobster rolls to sushi, gluten free veggie burgers, and sweet eateries such as Billy's Bakery, Francois Payard Patisserie, La Maison du Chocolat, Three Tarts, and many more.  Clearly the Plaza Food Hall could have kept us captive for the entire day! 
But we knew there was more to see, taste and experience in the great expanse of the City that never sleeps.
Look for tales of our ensuing adventure in the next NYS Bakers newsletter.  I'm sure you already wish you'd been with us!

Up Coming Events
New York State Bakers Convention and Installation Dinner
October 19,2014
Danfords, Port Jefferson, New York
Call 631 928-5200 and ask for Group Sales
Mention you are with the NYS Bakers Group
(see article above for more information please)

Nassau & Suffolk Bakers  Meeting

When: Wed., November 5, 2014  at 3 PM
Where: Patty's Loft, Massapequa, NY


New York State Bakers Board of Directors Meeting

When: Monday:  October 20, 2014

Where:  Danfords, Port Jefferson,  New York

Westchester Bakers Association Meeting:

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Where:  Roasted Peppers Restaurant, Mamaroneck, New York