Trae Wawatai places 3rd in L.A Judge Award

17 May 2019

The LA Judge Award is a three-day event that takes place in May each year. Bakers who are just about to complete, or have just completed, their apprenticeship compete to win the prestigious award.

Candidates are tested on practical baking skills, technical knowledge and presentation and communication skills.

Trae Wawatai from Quality Bakers in Auckland took part in the 2018 Young Bread Baker of the Year competition. From the skills shown during the competition Trae was invited to carry out further training and represent New Zealand in the 2019 LA Judge Award in Sydney.

Trae was very competitive in the L.A Judge Award in what was an extremely close competition with very little separating the top three of Tristan, Lydia and Trae. In fact Trae was less than 1.5 points (out of 100) behind Tristan the winner!