Before his forced (first!) retirement a few years ago (as a result of his wife Maureen’s serious illness), Brian was what you’d call a bakery media star. And not just on the local Calgary stage.
For many years, British-born Brian (who is a Fellow of the Institute of British Bakers) appeared on the CTV noon show. On Global TV, he was interviewed, commented on baking trends, products and practices, and also demonstrated how to make certain baked products.
A distinguished career
The print media love Brian. He was often contributing interviews to local newspapers. For twenty years, Brian wrote a monthly column for the Bakers Journal (see: https://www.bakersjournal.com/).
Brian’s international publications included articles in trade journals and magazines in the USA, South Africa and the UK. In the UK, he was a regular contributor to the British Baker (see: https://bakeryinfo.co.uk/).
Something about this feisty and indefatigable British gentleman always seems to appeal to the media. As recently as 2018, a video clip of Brian and son Daren Hinton, the General Manager of the Lakeview Bakeries, was featured for a second season on Global News on Calgary television.
A hands-on guy
Brian is a very hands-on sort of guy. Not a bakery manager in a suit and tie, but a man who gets up at 4 am to ice cakes and test his Joy of Keto recipes in his local Lakeview Gluten-Free Bakery.