Kyle Tainsh

2011 Young Bread Baker of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - 31 March 2011

Judging for the top young bread baker in New Zealand took place in Auckland recently with Kyle Tainsh, from Goodman Fielder’s Ernest Adams Bakery in Palmerston North, winning the award of 2011 "Young Bread Baker of the Year".

In winning this award, Kyle demonstrated to the judges an ability to excel in three key areas: practical baking, theoretical knowledge of baking technology, and presentation of research into key changes in the New Zealand bread market over the last 30 years.

As winner of this year’s award, Kyle will have the opportunity to broaden his industry knowledge and experience through a $10,000 research grant.

This year the judges also awarded a $3,000 research grant to Wahid Yosofi from Couplands Bakeries Ltd in Christchurch, who was runner up in the competition. Wahid has also been nominated to represent New Zealand in Australia’s LA Judge Award for baking apprentices.

The "Young Bread Baker of the Year" award is sponsored by the NZ Association of Bakers and is designed to promote excellence in people emerging from their training.


For further information, please contact:

Tania Watson
Baking Industry Research Trust
Tel: 021 165 9949