Young Bread Baker of the Year

The Young Bread Baker of the Year competition is run annually by the New Zealand Association of Bakers and is open to all bakers in New Zealand that have completed their qualification within the past 2 years. Participants are tested on their practical baking skills as well as completing a written exam, research, a presentation and an interview over the course of one day. The judges’ panel is made up of people from within the baking industry.

Along with gaining the title of Young Bread Baker of the Year, the winner will be presented with 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.

The 2018 competition will be held in Auckland on the 27th and 28th of November.  The Association of Bakers are now inviting nominations for the award competition.

Click here to read more about 2018 Competiion and for nomination forms.

Click here to read about the winner of the 2017 Young Bread Baker of the Year - Matthew Chin of Quality Bakers Auckland.