Last chance to enter 2017 Baker of the Year – could it be you ?

Deadline to enter this FRIDAY 12th May This award showcases the very best bakers in the UK and is a great opportunity for individuals to show how they are adapting to market trends. The award is aimed at professional bakers working in any size of bakery business, and this wide scope makes the category particularly fascinating and competitive. Judges look not just for practical skills and product innovation but also an understanding of the candidates’ ultimate baking ambitions and achievements.

Past winners and their comments;

2016 Baker of the Year – Dominic Salter

“Baking is a lonely world and sometimes you feel that your efforts go unnoticed. Let me tell you, this award makes the difference. It is the best form of advertising. To have judges critique your products and say they are good is better than any advertising campaign. Without a bar set the industry will just jog along but when there is a goal this promotes competition and therefore raises standards.”

2015 Baker of the Year – Alex Gooch

“Winning Baker of the Year has given me a lot of publicity, and has been very good for the expansion of my business. It's always nice to be recognised for the hard work you have put in. Entering is a great idea for hardworking, talented bakers, as winning is a credit to your business.”

2014 Baker of the Year – Mark Bennett

“Winning Baker of the Year 2014 was a personal achievement that overshadowed all my other awards, it was a huge honour to be recognised in this way by our industry, baking is my passion, it is not just a job, so it meant so much more to me. At the time my business was only two years old, so winning the award helped so much in promoting the business, which has gone from strength to strength. If anyone is thinking about entering, my advice would be not to think about it and just enter, if you don’t enter you will never know whether you have the credentials to win, I never thought I could do it, but how wrong I was!”

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