Tassy, Sr., President and Founder.
Tassy Sr., Tom’s father, was a design engineer,
inventor, and owner of his own Heating Technology
business in Hungary, where he taught young Tomas a lot
in the various combustion systems and technologies
available at the time. Young Tomas had no idea that this knowledge
would eventually be very useful and applicable to the
baking technology business he runs today.
before graduating from a technical college where he
studied Machine Technology and Design, Tomas escaped
the communist regime in Hungary in 1970. After spending three years in Switzerland he immigrated to
Canada in 1973, where, in Toronto, he took extensive
English language courses. Soon after learning the
English language he began to study the North American
standards in Machine Technology and Design through
various night courses.
this knowledge and determination to learn
and further his own technological education, Tomas
accepted a position in 1978 with Food Machinery
Engineering (F.M.E.) Co. in Toronto, Canada. At
F.M.E., Tomas learned hands-on about the bakery automation business and
baking ovens. While at F.M.E., he also traveled to the Middle East to represent the
company and train staff to maintain the bakery lines and systems that F.M.E.
sold within the region.
strengthened his problem solving abilities rapidly at
this time, due to a lack of support systems, available
spare parts and any maintenance programs at these
Therefore, he trained the bakeries’ staff for
maintenance and repairs. He also prepared proper equipment user guides, maintenance
guides, onsite troubleshooting guides, and provided organizational
recommendations to supplement that training.
Tomas returned form the Middle East in 1983 he was
sent by F.M.E. to Los Angeles, California, to Western
Bagel Baking Corp.
After successfully resolving serious equipment
problems there, the owners at Western Bagel asked Tomas to
join their team. He was invited to assist with
the new construction of a major Bagel
Automation facility including a building expansion for
a new tunnel baking section.
is when and where Tomas Tassy Sr. founded T&T
Consulting and Engineering, Inc., in 1983. He
helped design, layout and install the Phase 1, 3000
dozen per hour bagel automation for Western Bagel
Baking Corporation that is still operating today.
The company and its owners are still current
1983 Western Bagel was highly successful and renowned
around the West Coast for the quality and taste of its
bagels were made by hand, baked in a revolving tray
oven, and boiled in a round 50-gallon kettle.
The owners were worried about going fully
automated without prior testing of high-volume
automation or without the availability of equivalent
equipment at that time.
However, Tomas, with the team of F.M.E.
engineers, built a high-volume 11’ wide by 140’
long boil and baking line that managed to simulate and maintain
the bagel quality produced by Western Bagel.
This Western Bagel Baking system still produces
the best tasting bagel in the industry.
1988, Tomas was invited by the owner of a Chicago,
Illinois, bagel bakery Brooklyn Bagel Boys to
join them in building and automating its operation
from a revolving oven bake system to a tunnel oven
system. Tomas was also offered ownership in the
bakery. By utilizing used equipment, remanufacturing
and redesigning them to mirror various technologies on the market,
Tomas implemented a 2500 dozen per hour system which
included three, 1000 dozen/hour makeup lines, a
10’ wide by 80’ long tunnel oven with auto loader
and submerged bagel boiler, two spiral coolers, and
three slicing and packaging lines.
One of the packaging machines was completely built by Tomas and put online in 1990 which ran
consistently for 7 years after at 60 bags/minute.
1992, the owners of Brooklyn Bagel Boys sold their operation to Maple
Leaf Bakery and retired. Tomas continues assisting and
serving the baking industry as T&T
Consulting and Engineering, Inc.
still believes and conducts business with the old
fashioned business values of honesty, integrity and
trust. He insists on delivering his projects to
customers expectations and approval.