UPDATE: SFBI will stay OPEN!!!
  • Petitioned California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

This petition was delivered to:

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Democratic Caucus Chair
Phil Ting
CA State Senate
Senator Leland Yee
California State House

UPDATE: SFBI will stay OPEN!!!

    1. Petition by

      Family and Friends of San Francisco Baking Institute

December 2012


From Family and Friends of San Francisco Baking Institute: Due to the massive outpouring of support from thousands of bakers, former students, friends and many top leaders in the industry, our call to keep SFBI open has been successful! The tremendous pressure you have applied in such a short time has enabled us to find an ally within the BPPE. She has helped us to regain legal status to operate, effective immediately, and thus we will be able to offer our classes as scheduled on January 7th and thereafter. We cannot express enough our gratitude to you all for your kind words and massive effort to keep our school alive! Humblest thanks, Michel, Miyuki, Mac, Juliette, Kate, Laura, Alysia, Connie, and the rest of The SFBI Team

Dear SFBI family!


Thank you so much for your overwhelming support! Due to the pressure of everyone the Bureau has agreed to let us reopen today!


Thank you to Leeza, an analyst at the BPPE, who has agreed to work with us and let us continue to operate while the application finishes processing. This does and will mean a few changes around SFBI but we will continue to bring the baking world and our students the best training possible.


Although I would love to thank each person individually and let them know the great news, I would like to express in this letter how very grateful I am for each one of you who have expressed support, written letters, signed our petition, spoken to media and government on our behalf, and encouraged us through your calls and emails. All of your voices made me realize the importance of SFBI in many levels on everyone's life, personal or business and I could not let it go. It amazed me the group of people from all over the world who reached out for support because we all have the same goal, "Baking good products".

We thank you and 2013 is going to be a good year with lots of new support from SFBI. This little bump made me realize the importance for SFBI to keep supporting innovation and education and realized from all your emails you are counting on SFBI Team and really appreciate what we do.


SFBI team and Thorough Bread and Pastry are joining me to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your action and wish you a happy new year.


Best Regards,


Michel Suas

Owner and Founder

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Phil Ting, Democratic Caucus Chair
Senator Leland Yee, CA State Senate
California State House
Thanks to all who have helped us!!!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Wow, thanks everyone for your response

      Good morning friends. Your flood of support in just one night since this news hit means SO much to us, and we thank you. Today we (Miyuki, Kate, Mac, Juliette, Laura and Alysia) are hard at work gathering more support, and we will keep you updated of any developments.

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      SFBI is the most baking school in the US

      I studied 3 years before, but i never forget the memories that i studied in SFBI.

    • Adrianne Jefferies LAYTON, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Without SFBI My Gluten Free Bakery wouldn't exist.

    • Donald Grant LEWISTON, ME
      • almost 2 years ago

      No busines should be forced to close while waiting for an application to be reviewed.

    • David Aplin TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      SFBI is a unique education centre dedicated to providing its students with meaningful and enriching baking skills at the local, national and international level. It's reputation as one of the premiere baking schools should not be tarnished by bureaucratic red tape because of a very small oversight. Please expedite a speedy licence renewal so they can return to operating the school as soon as possible.

    • Pamela Lewis CREEDE, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was planning on taking some courses there. My tourist dollar to San Francisco...


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