Best Young Bread Baker awarded $10k grant
A Nelson plant bread baker has won the 2019 Young Bread Baker of the Year Award after a rigorous round of theoretical and practical testing. Matthew McMahon, a Shift Co-ordinator at Quality Bakers in Nelson, was awarded a $10 000 research grant for his efforts, which he will use for travel to overseas baking conferences.Read More >
Technology Transfer Seminars 2019
The Baking Industry Research Trust recently held Technology Transfer Seminars in Auckland and Christchurch. These seminars provide Bakers and members of allied industries the opportunity to network while learning about up to date information from industry experts.Read More >
Trae Wawatai places 3rd in L.A Judge Award
The LA Judge Award is a 3-day event for Bakers who are completing, or have just completed, their apprenticeship. Well done to Trae Wawatai for finishing third in the L.A Judge Award held in Sydney this week. An extremely close competition, with Trae only 1.5 points behind the winner of the Award.Read More >
Baking Industry Research Trust
BIRT is the New Zealand Baking Industry Research Trust and we are happy to be able to share the baking information on this website with you. BIRT brings you up-to-date news and information about activities and research happening within the New Zealand baking industry.Read More >
Science & Technology Fair Sponsorship 2019
Each year the Baking Industry Research Trust sponsors the Baking prize at Science & Technology Fairs throughout New Zealand for the project which involves the best use of flour and bakery products.Read More >
Nutritional Properties of Bread
Bread supplies important nutrients required by the body, such as, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. In this section you can learn about what these nutrients are and why it is important to include bread in the foods you choose to eat.Read More >
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