Bakers have a last chance to enter California Raisins’ live competition, which will be held at William Reed’s Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) at the Birmingham NEC from 6-9 April 2008.

The Future Baker Awards 2008 is open to bakery and confectionery students or trainees working towards a training programme.

All teams must consist of three members, aged 30 years or under on the 9th April 2008.

The three finalist teams will be informed in writing by 11 April, and will be invited to an awards ceremony on Saturday, 3 May, in Blackpool.

Three prizes that will be on offer include £2,000 for first place; £1,000 for second; and £500 for third place.

To enter the competition, contact Dee Cassey on 0208 741 8513 or email

See pages 24-25 for more details on BIE.