The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Presents: “Let’s Talk Breakfast”


Tuesday, December 4th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The Radisson Hotel, Wisconsin Rooms, Lower Level
200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601



The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association invites you to join them for a scrumptious morning to talk all things breakfast with Jen Barney, owner of Meringue Bakery & winner of the Food Network’s Season 4 Holiday Baking Championship, & a panel of foodie innkeepers to share their skill and passion with you!

This year, the conference opening session and panel discussion are open to the public. There is limited seating with only 50 tickets available ~ first come, first served. You can register here.

The Opening Session

Tuesday, December 4th
8:15 – 9:15 am

The WBBA welcomes Jen Barney, owner of Meringue Bakery, and winner of the Food Network’s Season 4 Holiday Baking Championship to present “The Delicious Life” ! Trained at the acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts as a baker and pastry chef, Jen began her career as a wedding cake decorator 10 years ago.

Hear Jen’s story about her skill, passion and talent for her profession and what it took for her to win the Food Network’s baking championship. Learn a few tips and tricks (scones and more!) to enhance your own culinary skills, watch some demonstrations, and of course, Q&A at the end of the session.

The Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 4th
9:30 – 10:30 am

There will also be a distinguished panel of passionate foodie innkeepers presenting, “Breakfast… A Love Story”, because as you all know, the other “B” in the Association’s name is Breakfast and who doesn’t love a wonderfully prepared and presented breakfast?


Marie Cimino – Westby House Inn, Westby WI
Dee Nierzwicki – Pedal’rs Inn, Wales WI
Kevin Greenlee – Historic District B&B, St. Paul MN

This creative presentation and discussion will talk about cooking/baking, recipes, dietary restrictions, presentation, pairing, products, tips, short-cuts/simplifying kitchen prep, and of course a few demo’s and lively Q&A!

Trade Show

Afterword, take some time to roam the trade show and look at products and services that may be of interest to you. Jen will also be selling some of her decadent delights!

If you have any questions, please contact the WBBA at or call our offices at 715-942-8180.

Register Here

About the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association 

The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA) was established in 1987 and is one of the larger B&B associations of its kind in the United States. The B&B industry considers itself the original share economy, offering travelers a unique opportunity to stay as a local while fulfilling not just one but both parts of the “Bed & Breakfast” designation – a comfortable night’s sleep and a scrumptious breakfast. Member inns of the WBBA are also well-known for their eco-friendly practices and farm-to-table cuisine. All member inns in this elite collection of B&Bs are inspected, insured and licensed. Log on to for full descriptions and color photos of all the inns.