Media Release: Scottish Bakers confirm it is to mount search for Scottish Baker of the Year 2013

HAVING received some 12,500 votes from members of the public across Scotland earlier this year, the association that represents bakers from all over the country has announced that it will once again mount a nation-wide search for the Scottish Baker of the Year in 2013.

As interest in home baking and baked goods continues to grow, Scottish Bakers, which supports and promotes the interests of bakers in Scotland, will be looking for the best morning roll, loaf, scone, savoury, individual cake and new category biscuit whilst seeking to crown the best baker in the land.

2012 winner, craft bakery and family-owned business, Harry Gow of Inverness, said of their win: “We were extremely pleased to be recognised as the first ever winner of the competition and to be crowned Scotland’s best baker.

“We have an ethos that we must make everything ourselves from scratch and this, along with our consistently high product quality, was recognised by the judges.

“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.”

TV judge and artisan baker, Paul Hollywood, will once again support the competition by compering the awards which will be presented in May.

Paul said: “I am delighted to once again be involved in this event. As a professional baker with strong roots in Scotland, I have been really impressed by the quality and creativity Scottish bakers are demonstrating and I look forward to being surprised and delighted again this year.”

For more information, please contact Julie Fourcade on 07958 736056

Editors note:

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.

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’.

Julie Fourcade

Fourcade Communications
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