Media release: Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 to be announced in Glasgow on 5th May



Date: Saturday 5th May

Time: 2115hours with the winner announced at 2200

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 to be announced in Glasgow on 5th May

SCOTTISH Bakers are all set to announce the winner of the Scottish Bakery sector’s most coveted prize at 2200hrs on Saturday 5th May at The Crowne Plaza.

Join us for what promises to be a glittering evening as some 40 of the nation’s favourite bakers find out if their products will take centre stage and if they will be named Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Some 850 of the nations’ favourite morning rolls, scones, individual cakes, savouries, biscuits, breads and new category, celebration cakes were scored on appearance, freshness and taste by a panel of some 50 industry experts who have whittled down the best bakes in Scotland to just one ultimate winner from each category. And the winner of each product category was then in the running for the ultimate crown – the title of Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards – which features Michelle McManus at the helm and couture cake queen, Mich Turner MBE, as its ambassador – is the brainchild of Scottish Bakers, the trade association for bakers in Scotland who decided to search for the best baker in the land in 2012.

The competition celebrates our love of a tasty treat from our local baker and aims to crown just one hard-working bakery, Scottish Baker of the Year.

Scottish Bakers asked customers across Scotland to vote for their favourite bakery items in the following categories: morning roll, scone, individual cake, savoury, biscuit, bread and new category, celebration cake.

And the overall winner will be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year!

“This is my first year at the helm of the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards and it has been a real treat, not just for the taste buds but for the eye too,” says Scottish Bakers’ chief executive, Alasdair Smith.

“Judging day was incredible, the creativity on show was superb, especially in our new category, celebration cake. I am intrigued to find out who the judges have awarded prizes to, I really do not know! And I am excited to be sharing the news with the winners at a glittering gala dinner.

“This competition is based on real votes from real customers, so it really is a huge honour to be in with a change of taking a prize. I wish all our entrants who have come this far well on the day” commented Craig McPhie, President of Scottish Bakers and himself a successful baker.

Notes for editors:

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

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

We provide a valuable source of help, advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout Scotland.

Scottish Bakers manages both The World championships Scotch Pie Awards each year The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.

But most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members; we are all there for their benefit and are proud of our motto, ‘for the good of all’.

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