The American Society of Baking is a community of baking industry professionals who have joined together to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and professional development. The members include commercial bakers, engineers, food technologists and the suppliers of equipment, ingredients, and services in the grain-based food industry.

Colleagues share knowledge, encourage and promote skill development and create resources that advance the industry and its workforce.

The Society’s mission is to facilitate this interaction by promoting personal growth and professional development through education and collaboration. It is through the interactions and contributions of our members that we foster mutually meaningful business relationships.

Our education process is accomplished through the presentation of technical papers at our Annual Conference and MarketPlace, which is held the first week of March in Chicago.

Mission & Vision Statements

The United States commercial baking industry employs nearly 330,000 people with industry revenues estimated at nearly $97 billion annually. There are over 600 U.S. baking plants that produce fresh and frozen commercial products daily for retail, foodservice and restaurant consumption. The American Society of Baking (ASB), formerly known as the American Society of Bakery Engineers, is a professional society comprised of members who are either engaged in, involved with, or interested in wholesale or large-scale bakery production, grain science, engineering, research, quality assurance and food safety.

ASB was founded in 1924 and is international in scope, with representation in over 43 other countries and over 1,400 members.

ASB Mission Statement

The American Society of Baking brings together individuals in the grain-based food industry for professional development, recognition, education and leadership.

ASB Vision Statement

To create an environment for educating, communicating, and sharing knowledge for the enhancement of our members and the industry we serve.

About BakingTECH

BakingTech is the baking industry’s leading technology conference and exposition. ASB’s annual conference offers technical solutions, insight and experience. Over 1,000 baking professionals participate in a number of venues where knowledge and information is shared.

Attend 30 innovative technical presentations. Meet with over 200 equipment and ingredient suppliers. Participate in professional workshops and luncheons. Attend the Leadership Discussion where you can hear it first from the experts.