Jacob Saunders runner up at the LA Judge Award

20 May 2018


Jacob Saunders of Rolleston Bakery in Canterbury was invited to represent New Zealand at the Australian LA Judge Competition after competing in the NZAB Young Bread Baker of the Year competition in November 2017.

The LA Judge Competition is an annual baking prize which recognises the best young baking apprentice in Australia and New Zealand. Each year bakers who are just about to finish – or have recently finished – their apprenticeship compete for the honour of the LA Judge title. Each Australian state, and New Zealand, has the opportunity to nominate a competitor 23 years or younger. These young bakers’ skills are evaluated in areas of practical baking, technical knowledge and communication abilities during the three days of competition.

Jacob was this year’s runner up at the LA Judge Award in Australia. He has been awarded a two day work shop in the Puratos Hong Kong baking centre. Well done!!