Hey wondering if anyone recommends a specific supplier/website for bakery items like Bannetons, couche's, cambro's...etc
I've bought bannetons from The Lucky Clover Trading Co. They aren't the highest quality but the price was good. As for the other things I can't be much help.
On a side note have you heard of the Bread Bakers Guild of America? I joined them a few months ago and there is a wealth of information including formulas and other info. They also have a Yahoo group where you'd get to ask/search your questions to other bakery owners.
If in Europe, there's le meilleur du chef that seems to have pretty good prices; not sure about shipping costs, though.
Enjoy your new tools!
Amazon is great. $11 for a 10-inch banneton and liner? Yes, please. I've gotten my couche from Amazon too.
My local restaurant supply store doesn't have much for bread/baking supplies.
Webstaurantstore.com is the place that all the professional bakers I know use for most supplies...I do to.
For cheap bannetons, I use these (and so do a number of other bakers I know):
For liners, I use the oval ones from Breadtopia.com
For bread boards and peels, Lillsun is the place to go.
For couches, definitely get these from SFBI (I like their lames as well):
Pleasant Hill Grain offers a variety of quality artisan bread baking supplies, as well as grain mills, stone ovens, stand mixers and GMO-free grain.