Trae Wawatai

A Team Leader on the night shift at Quality Bakers in Auckland, Trae has been baking for the last seven years. After starting in a temporary position he’s worked his way up through a cadet programme and is keen to progress into a research and development role so that he can keep learning. After entering the Young Bread Baker Competition in 2018, he competed in the 2019 LA Judge Award in Sydney and narrowly missed winning. He’s back again to compete in the 2019 YBB Competition, with more technical knowledge and creative inspiration. “Not a lot of people get the opportunity to enter this competition,” says Trae, “so I’ll do the best I can.”