The UK will again be putting forward a team of bakers to take part in the Sigep Bread Cup at the Sigep exhibition in Rimini, Italy later this month.

The UK team is: David Mizon, Pin Point Training & Consultancy and general secretary of the ABST; Matthew May, Odlums; Doug Beaney, Montana Bakeries; and Rebecca Thompson, University College Birmingham.

Last year the UK team brought home the Production Award for producing the most products each day of the four-day competition, within a five-hour period.

Mizon told British Baker the team would be flying out on 17 January, and would be travelling via Lesaffre in Lille and the Richemont School in Lucerne, “which is allowing us access to feed our bread sponges and sourdoughs”.

“After the competition, we have been invited to visit a few bakeries in Rimini and Bologna, and then we return on the 28 January, travelling via the Gustar School in Tuscany, where we will spend a day working with master craftsman David Bedu,” added Mizon.

Sigep takes place from 21-25 January.

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