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Our Partnership with Centennial College

Baking is our passion! And it’s something we are excited to ignite and support in students. Over the next 10 years, COBS Bread is donating $100,000 to Centennial College to support its fledgling bakers and help them “rise” in their careers as they pursue their culinary passions.

The COBS Bread Baking Lab

At Centennial College, the donation has been recognized with a room dedication plaque and signage that designates the college’s Baking Lab located on the ground level of the college’s Residence and Culinary Arts Centre in the name of COBS Bread.

At the October 17th unveiling last week, Karen Frost-Spokes, Regional Director of COBS Bread said, “The main reason this partnership has come together is our passion for the art and craft of baking.”

Helping Students Rise

Students in the Baking and Pastry Art Management Program at Centennial College also have an opportunity to complete their work placement at a COBS Bread bakery, which has the possibility of turning into full-time employment. In addition, part of COBS Bread’s donation goes towards an annual scholarship, which goes to a student excelling in their program.

We are so proud to work with Centennial College in supporting and developing students who are passionate bakers that want to be the best in their field.

Photo, from left: Joe Baker, Dean of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts; COBS Bread Regional Director Karen Frost-Spokes; Chef Matthew Duffy, and Centennial College President Craig Stephenson.