The Baking Industry Awards 2013 celebrated the cream of the crop at last night’s annual awards ceremony, held at the Park Lane Hilton.
Julian Carter, head baker at Hambleton Bakery in Exton, was crowned Baker of the Year in the ADM Milling-sponsored category, while Morrisons took the coveted title of In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Zeelandia.
A total of 11 awards were handed out on the night, including a special accolade for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance, which was awarded to Piero Scacco of Montana Bakery.
Other winners included The Bread Factory, which walked away with The Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn, and Peter Cook of S C Price & Sons, who won the Speciality Bread Product of the Year award, sponsored by Bakels, for his Seeded Sourdough Loaf.
Our celebrity host, musician and television presenter Myleene Klass presented all our winners with their trophies, as well as giving the 850-strong audience a special piano performance.
Guests also had the chance to dabble with funny money at the AB Mauri-sponsored casino, or have a boogie on the dance floor.
Martyn Leek, editor, British Baker, said: “The Baking Industry Awards continue to demonstrate the wealth of both established and emerging talent in the baking industry, and is the ultimate occasion to celebrate the individuals and the businesses that make up this thriving sector.”
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Baking Industry Awards winners 2013:
Baker of the Year, sponsored by ADM Milling - Julian Carter, Hambleton Bakery
The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Stevens Group - Simon Curran, Morrisons
Speciality Bread Product of the Year, sponsored by Bakels - Peter Cook of S C Price & Sons, for his Seeded Sourdough Loaf
The Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn - The Bread Factory
The Customer Focus Award, sponsored by CSM United Kingdom - Speciality Breads
In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Zeelandia - Morrisons
Celebration Cake Business of the Year, sponsored by Renshaw - Terry Tang Designer Cakes
The Product Innovation Award, sponsored by Asda - Ruby Tuesdays Patisserie, for Ruby’s Mini Loaves
Bakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Tesco - Finsbury Food Group
The Retail Innovation Award, sponsored by Macphie of Glenbervie - Greggs
Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance – Piero Scacco
We would also like to thank all our associate sponsors: AAK, AB Mauri, BAKO North Western, Kerry Foods, Kluman & Balter, Puratos, and Thomas Lowndes & Co.
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