CRAFT bakers, Goodfellow & Steven, which won the coveted ‘Most Customer Votes’ award along with recognition for their Strawberry Tarts and Chicken Curry Pies at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, is delighted to present its customer Nicholas Johnston with an iPad Mini just for voting for them!
Nicholas was thrilled to have won one of six iPad Mini’s in the competition. Nicholas explained: “I voted for Goodfellow & Steven because I get traditional service and they make the cakes and pastries that I remember with a modern twist, and the quality is superb.”
Martin Goodfellow, of Goodfellows of Dundee, said: “We were delighted to be presented with our awards by Mich Turner MBE and we are extremely pleased to have been recognised as one of the best bakers in Scotland.
“We’re tremendously proud and grateful to have received more customer votes than any other bakery in Scotland thanks to our loyal customers.
“We make consistently good quality products and this has been recognised by the judges. But we could not have got this far in the competition without our excellent production and sales team. To present one of the winning iPad minis to Nicholas is the icing on the cake.”
Chief executive of Scottish Bakers, Alan Clarke, commented: “20,000 customers from Stranraer to Shetland voted for their favourite bakery products and the top products in each of the six categories were judged by a panel of independent experts led by artisan baker Robert Ross and a panel of expert and judges with extensive experience of the bakery sector in Scotland.”
The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards was devised by Scottish Bakers to raise awareness of the bakery industry in Scotland. With baking enjoying resurgence in our kitchens, on our tv screens and on our book shelves, the Association believed it was time to recognise the skills and expertise of the men and women across Scotland who bake for a living.
Scottish Bakers asked customers across Scotland to vote for their favourite bakery items in the following categories: morning roll, scone, small cake, savoury, bread and biscuit scoring each on taste and value for money.
“Goodfellow & Steven have shown that they are a worthy winner by the sheer quality of what they bake,” says John Gall, president of the Scottish Bakers.
“But for every baker who was entered by a customer, for all of our shortlisted bakers and for all of our members who have helped and supported us in making this competition happen, I offer my warmest congratulations. We are a great industry making quality products day in and day out and we should be proud.”
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’.
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