‘Already when Jos was 11 years old he told his teachers and parents that he wanted to be in the baking industry’. Jos grew up next to the bakery of his family, Vast Banket. He was already around in an medium sized industrial bakery as soon as he could walk. At the age of 16 he had his first jobs in the bakery working on depositing, extrusion lines and laminators. At the age of 18 he became team leader for starting up a new depositing and a rotary moulding line.
Simultaneously he conducted the study Technology, Science & Business Management (MSc.). In the years following he supported the management team in business and strategy planning before finding his spot on R&D and Quality. The first idea for Bakery Academy at that time was born…
Jos wanted to use his experiences in R&D to set up a new approach to baking: there were science and experience of baking can work together in creating better products and processes; fundamentals to either support or guide the ‘gut’-feeling of bakers.
In 2009 Jos Vast founded Bakery Academy. Working from their own Innovation Centre or on the job with clients all over the world, making bakery science & technology applicable for them.
Facilitating (industrial) bakeries in:
- Research & Development
- Process improvement
- Training and Education