Call for Nominations for 2013 NZ "Young Bread Baker of the Year" Award
The NZ “Young Bread Baker of the Year” is an award presented annually by the NZ Association of Bakers for the best newly qualified bread baker in New Zealand.
The 2013 competition will be held in Auckland on the 27th and 28th of February.
The Association of Bakers are now inviting nominations for the award competition, using the nomination form that can be accessed by clicking here.
It is important that the form is completed as fully as possible, attaching copies of all relevant academic and trade examination results. Completed forms should be submitted via email or sent to the address indicated on the form by 30 November 2012.
The winner of the award will be presented with a cup and a research grant up to the value of $10,000 for research such as overseas travel to look at new technology, ingredients, process or trends in products.
The winner may also be asked to represent New Zealand at the LA Judge Award competition which will be held in Sydney in May 2013.
Criteria for participation in the Young Bread Baker of the Year competition is as follows:
- As a minimum – level 3 NZQA Qualification in a Baking discipline (certificates to be provided) that must be completed within 5 years from commencing training.
- Candidates must be no older than 30 years of age on 1 January 2013;
- Candidates must be no more than 2 years from completion of their most recent NZQA Qualification;
- Previous winners of an award may not enter in subsequent years;The NZAB reserves the right to utilise pre-selection should candidate numbers be greater than the testing facilities can handle
Candidates participating in the 2 day competition will be expected to demonstrate the following skills:
- An ability to professionally introduce themselves to the judges
- An ability to deliver a high quality, well researched 10 to 15 minute presentation on a topic supplied a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the competition commencing
- An excellent knowledge of baking theory with particular focus on bread baking and general bakery science
- An ability to produce a range of products including lidded breads, hand moulded breads and small goods in a test bakery environment
- An ability to calculate bakery percentages and product costings
Candidates will be expected to be in Auckland by 10am on the first day of competition and will be finished by 3pm on the second day.
All candidates will be expected to attend a casual meal on the evening of the first day of competition so they can interact with other candidates and the judges.
A programme will be sent out once applications close and details on meal venue and accommodation options will be supplied closer to the date.
Please contact the Baking Industry Research Trust’s Secretary, Tania Watson, on 021 165 9949 or at email@example.com if you have any queries about the competition.