15 Oct Member Spotlight – BAKERY CONCEPTS
Bakery Concepts – Ken Schwenger
Phone : 717-732-8168
Ken Schwenger is the President of Bakery Concepts, handling all marketing and sales functions related to the patented Rapidojet technology.
Kelly Allen, Membership Manager for BEMA had an opportunity to ask Mr. Schwenger a few questions about himself and the organization.
Q: What is your company most known for?
A: We are the exclusive agent for the patented Rapidojet hydration & mixing technology. We deliver this equipment all over the world.
Q: Would you like to share something new or innovative that your company has done recently?
A: Rapidojet’s recent patents combined with high-pressure liquid addition to drys in place of a metal mixing tool have allowed us to instantly and fully hydrate the full range of hydrocolloids at previously unattainable levels with ambient temperature water. Plus, grain Cleaning, Tempering and Sprouting bring drastic change for the flour milling industry. We’ve instantly hydrated mustard seeds by injecting vinegar at high-pressure. This eliminates the normal 12-hour soaking time and allows the seeds to go directly to the mill for mustard production.
Q: What drew your company to join BEMA?
A: BEMA offers a great opportunity to meet high-profile bakers as well as other equipment suppliers. This is an industry in which socialization and connections are extremely important.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: Bike riding and hiking are important to me. I need to get outside to relax every once in a while. I’ve participated in “Bike to the Beach”. This one day, 100-mile ride is a fundraiser for Autism Speaks.
Q: Is there anything that you think will remain the “new normal” as a result of the Coronavirus?
A: Although at a different level, remote working will remain to a certain degree. Electronic communications have advanced significantly, and the cost of travel will remain high.
ABOUT BAKERY CONCEPTS
Bakery Concepts provides unique and revolutionary equipment solutions to commercial bakers, millers and food processors so that they can grow their businesses by supplying high quality products at lower production costs to their customers.
With more than 28 years of experience in multiple aspects of our industry, Bakery Concepts provides innovative equipment solutions to a wide range of bakers and food processors. Our detailed knowledge of both formulation and process gives us a thorough understanding of the needs of multi-unit retailers, artisan bakers and large volume commercial bakers.
From a truly revolutionary hydration and mixing technology called Rapidojet which will decrease production costs, to Beor, the best scoring machines on the market, Bakery Concepts serves the baking industry with innovative equipment solutions designed to give rapid ROI and consistently high quality.
Please check out all of our equipment offerings online via the hotlinks above or at the Bakery Concepts YouTube Channel.