Media Release: Feast your eyes on the best-baked goodies in the land at the Scottish Baker of the Year 2015 judging day



BAKERS up and down the land will have to work extra hard, making a few more of their excellent scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits, in readiness for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2016 judging day which will take place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY on Thursday 31st March 2016.

Photocall at 2.00pm

Over 15,000 customers from Shetland to Stranraer have voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories and on 31st March, more than 100 bakers will bake over 850 of the most popular products in the land and will deliver their goodies for scrutiny by a panel of 48 expert and independent judges.

“We are expecting hundreds of excellent scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits made by artisan bakers and our judges – led by head judge, Robert Ross – will have a long day ahead,” commented Scottish Bakers chief executive, Alan Clarke.

TV judge and celebrity cake designer, Mich Turner MBE, who will be presenting the awards which will be announced in May, said: “The judges have a hard task ahead but I have been really impressed with the quality and creativity Scottish bakers are demonstrating and I look forward to being surprised and delighted when I announce the winners in Glasgow.”

2015 winner, Gordon McGhee ,of McGhee’s Bakery, said: “Since winning, our business has gone from strength to strength and we have been able to share our success with all of our customers by continuing to provide the best baked goods, day in and day out. We wish everyone all the best in this year’s competition.”

Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and since then have represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland.

They aim to be an integral part of each member’s business by providing support for bakers of all sizes.

They provide a valuable source of help, advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout Scotland. Most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members and exist for their benefit. They are proud of their motto, ‘for the good of all’.

We will be hosting a photocall and interviews with judges between 2.00pm and 2.30pm – join us and pick up a GOODY BAG for the journey home!

Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

Time:   2.00pm – 2.30pm

Date:   Thursday 31st March 2016

Julie Fourcade


Fourcade Communications

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