News from founder of SFBI
You may already have received this email from Michel Suas, the founder of SFBI, but just in case you didn't, it's copied below. SFBI has run into a bureaucratic brick wall and may have to shut down. We could help by sending some messages of support. I personally have not taken any classes, but I had plans to do so in the future, and I have found their textbook to be an excellent resource. I hope we can all throw our voices behind them.
To All SFBI Family Members,
I know Christmas and the holidays decoration are red, guess what we got?!!
Red Tape from Sacramento!
Yea, according to the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education our SFBI program is not approved by them or up to the standard making me a "Public Offender". So we have to shut down the school until they review our program and services we offer. I am so much in disbelief that I don't want to fight for it. I already gave so much SFBI; my frustration is over the limit of my generosity.
If you believe SFBI was important for you email me the reasons why we should stay open that could make the Bureau change their minds. Since they ordered to shut down our webpage please cc the email to Michel(at)tmbbaking.com, in case they can get SFBI email. Whatever the outcome I get, the best time was running SFBI and seeing the joy of the people attending the classes and some evolution in the industry with great products.
Thank you for your support it was a fun "rise"!
Best Regards and Happy Red Holiday!
Owner and Founder
PS. Someone was right 2012 was the end of the world for me!!
The San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) is a world-renowned leader in artisan bread and pastry education. SFBI's global alumni include thousands of professionals and enthusiasts. We also consult to top domestic and international bakeries. Experts praise us for raising the standard of bread and pastry education. Critics have hailed our book, Advanced Bread and Pastry, as the authoritative textbook in the field.
SFBI offers a unique and invaluable educational experience. We're the only school in the United States dedicated exclusively to artisan baking. Our faculty and staff are experts in thier field as professionals, consultants, and educators. Students receive hands-on, "real-world" experience with the latest baking equipment and technology, along with an understanding of artisan baking techniques and values. Graduates of our professional program can learn about all aspects of operating a retail bakery through internships in our student bakery, Thorough Bread and Pastry.