2013 Young Bread Baker of the Year announced

01 March 2013


Judging for the top young bread baker in New Zealand took place in Auckland yesterday with Robert Reihana from Quality Bakers in Nelson winning the award of 2013 "Young Bread Baker of the Year".

In winning this award, Robert demonstrated to the judges an ability to excel in three key areas: practical baking, theoretical knowledge of baking technology, and presentation of research into consumer attitudes to packaged bread and their changing purchasing habits.

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

This year the judges also awarded a $2,000 research grant to Sean Jackson from New World Centre City in Dunedin, who was runner up in the competition.

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
Email: bakingresearch@clear.net.nz