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SSP Group confirms two new James Martin food-to-go bakeries

Food and drink travel outlet operator SSP Group has opened two new James Martin Kitchen outlets, at Manchester Piccadilly station and Debenhams at Intu Lakeside, Essex.

Dominique Ansel reveals his new creation – the ChurroDuo

Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has unveiled his latest creation - the ChurroDuo made from interlocking pyramid-shaped black and white sesame churros.

Premier Foods CEO appointed FDF president

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods, has been appointed president-elect of the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) from next year, succeeding Dame Fiona Kendrick.

Tangerine workers set for further strike action

Workers at the Tangerine Confectionery factory in York will begin fresh industrial action in the run-up to Christmas.

VIDEO: How to make 720 mince pies a minute – and without the ‘air gap’!

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Two hospitalised after Fox’s factory fire

Two people were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire at the Fox’s biscuit factory in Uttoxeter.

Waterfield’s plans to close 11 bakeries

Ninety-year-old Wigan business Waterfield’s is set to close 11 bakeries in and around the area. 

Bakkavör appoints two non-executive directors

Bakkavör has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors – including McDonald’s veteran Denis Hennequin.

GBBO producers seeking amateur bakers for first Channel 4 series

Love Productions has begun searching for amateur bakers to appear in The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) TV show when it moves to Channel 4 next year.

FDF Awards open for applicants

The Food and Drink Federation is inviting entries for its annual awards.

Parkside appoints new head of innovation & NPD

Packaging manufacturer Parkside has appointed Phil O’Driscoll head of innovation & NPD.

Worshipful Company of Bakers appoints new Master

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has elected Patrick Wilkins as its new Master.

J&I Smith Bakers shortlisted for Scotch Pie Awards 2017

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has secured a place on the shortlist of the 18th World Scotch Pie Awards.

Genesis Crafty boss scoops accolade at Institute of Directors Awards

Brian McErlain, managing director of Northern Ireland-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty, has won a major honour at the Institute of Directors Awards at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

Bakkavör announces significant recruitment drive

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavör has announced that it is aiming to recruit more than 300 new employees across its UK sites, due to an increased demand from its customers.

Autumn Statement: FDF boss Ian Wright responds

FDF director general Ian Wright has said an effective partnership between the industry and government has “never been more important”.

GBBO winner quits teaching for baking career

Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, has confirmed on ITV’s Loose Women show that she has quit her job as a PE teacher to pursue a baking career.

Behold, the folded baguette!

A French bakery in Breton has invented the folded baguette as a way for bikers to avoid breaking their bread and getting crumbs in their bags.

Bradgate Bakery youngster scoops Food Manufacture award

Wojciech Kalinowski, who works at Bradgate Bakery, has been given the Young Talent of the Year award at Food Manufacture Excellence awards.

EPP service engineer promoted to area sales manager

European Process Plant (EPP) has promoted Ged McBride to the role of area sales manager.

FDF policy manager wins award for Brexit work

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) policy manager Dominic Goudie has been named Young Association Executive of the Year at the National Association Awards last week.

Wenzel’s the Bakers steps up expansion plan

Wenzel’s the Bakers has revealed ambitions to expand to 100 stores in the next few years.

New member for the FOB

Equipment and plant supplier Bühler Limited has joined The Federation of Bakers (FOB) as an associate member.

Mary Berry confirms new show

As the dust settles on the shock move of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) to Channel 4, Mary Berry announces her new BBC bakery show plans.

Brioche Pasquier appoints foodservice sales manager

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has bolstered its team by appointing Jon Turonnet as its foodservice sales manager.

NHS worker starts bakery from home

Leicestershire-based baker Ian Waterland has appeared on ITV as he used to work for the NHS before deciding to set up a bakery from home.

Personalised shortbread for Christmas

VIP Shortbread has announced the launch of its Christmas range of personalised shortbread.  

Brace’s set to re-open Welsh site

Brace’s Bakery has announced it will “grab hold of the reins” and reopen its Croespenmaen site, following a management shake-up.

Cotswolds bakery scoops two awards

South Gloucestershire-based Marshfield Bakery has won a national IGD award and been named Manufacturer of the Year for SME at the Insider Magazine Made in the South West Awards.

Bath Cake Company wins five awards

Somerset-based Bath Cake Company took home five awards for cakes entered at Cake International this month. 

Tearoom owner scoops hat-trick of cake design awards

Tearoom business owner Cara Maiden has won three awards for her cake designs at the Cake International event at the Birmingham NEC.

Employee marks 30 years at Ministry of Cake

A hygiene operator at Taunton-based manufacturer Ministry of Cake has celebrated 30 years of working for the company.

Linpac appoints group marketing manager

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has appointed Nikki Clark as the company’s new group marketing manager.

Courier company says Trump’s victory could be good for UK businesses

ParcelHero, an international courier specialising in UK-US deliveries, says Donald Trump’s presidential victory could be good news for UK businesses that trade regularly with the US.

Bakery ordered to pay £5k in costs for unauthorised bread basket use

Derbyshire- based the Buckley Bakehouse has been ordered to pay ££4,654 in costs after using Bakers Basco’s bread baskets without its permission.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

Former police officer named Cake Artist of the Year

Former police officer Dawn Butler has scooped the Cake Artist of the Year award for her ‘flying’ helicopter cake at the Cake Masters Magazine Cake Awards.

October brought highest growth in consumer spending since 2011, says Barclaycard

Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in October, the highest growth since Barclaycard began publishing data on consumer finances in 2011.

First international competitor for Scotch Pie Awards

California-based bakery Sunblest Foods has become the first international competitor in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

M&S closes stores to focus on food

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

Workers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.

Christmas Entremet winner announced

From a 28-strong list of entrants, to a short list of five pastry chefs, the winner of the 2016 Classic Fine Foods Christmas Entremet competition has been crowned.

Did you work at Park Cake Bakeries between 1976 and 1981?

A former worker at Park Cake Bakeries, Oldham, is trying to track down his old colleagues for a 40-year reunion.

James Martin to open Manchester food-to-go bakery

TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

Peboryon Bakery creates Wallace & Gromit-inspired Cake-o-matic machine

Cornwall based business Peboryon Bakery has created a machine made out of cake that bakes its very own cakes.

Quarter of British population opt for free-from products

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

Growth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.

GALLERY: Bakers whip up Halloween sweet treats

Bakers from across the nation were in full Halloween spirit yesterday after whipping up spooky (trick or) treats.

Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre wants your help

Britain’s first Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre is asking the public to donate artefacts to help tell its story.

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