The qualifying and selection rounds for the 2011 UK SIGEP Bread Cup Team will take place at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference on 12 June.

The conference, which will be held at Alton Towers Conference Centre from 11-13 June, will host four competition classes for the SIGEP Bread Cup: Artisan Bread; Innovative Bread; Cake; and Artistic Bread Centrepiece. The winner of each class will then go forward to compete as part of the UK team in the four-day live SIGEP Bread Cup in Rimini, Italy, in January 2011. On this occasion, the selection will not be a live competition, but the judging of pre-made products at the selected venue.

Competitors may enter one or more of the four classes and entries must be in by Friday 14 May. For details of entry contact