Media Release: Feast your eyes on some of the best-baked goodies at the Scottish Baker of the Year 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 2014 judging day which will take place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY on Wednesday 2nd April 2014.

Photocall between 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Over 20,000 customers from across Scotland have voted for their favorite bakery products across six categories and on 2nd April, more than 100 bakers will bake over 600 of the most popular products in the land and will deliver their goodies for scrutiny by a panel of 40 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.”

2013 winner, Andre Sarafilovic – of craft bakery and family-owned business, Stephens 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 3.00pm with our judges – join us and pick up a GOODY BAG for the journey home!

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

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Date: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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