World class bak­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

STARS of the bread-bak­ing world from across the UK came to­gether in Lon­don for the an­nounce­ment of the win­ners of the Tip­tree World Bread Awards with Brook Food­

The awards cer­e­mony at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, was hosted by Stephen Hal­lam, Mas­ter Baker, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Dick­in­son & Mor­ris and chair­man of the Judges who was de­lighted to an­nounce Glenn Stephens, Rex Bak­ery Ltd of Lit­tle Chal­font as win­ner of the Ci­a­batta cat­e­gory.

“The field was more com­pet­i­tive than ever,” says Hal­lam, whose fel­low Judges in­cluded Frances Quinn, Great Bri­tish Bake Off, Colin Reese, Mas­ter of the Wor­ship­ful Com­pany of Bak­ers and An­drew Whit­ley, Founder, The Real Bread Cam­paign. Glenn beat off com­pe­ti­tion from loaves sent in from around the United King­dom – de­liv­ered by courier, taxi and in per­son on the morn­ing of the judg­ing at Cathe­dral Hall, West­min­ster Cathe­dral, to en­sure max­i­mum fresh­ness.

Tip­tree World Bread Awards, launched in Jan­uary 2013, seek to cel­e­brate the very best of Bri­tish bread bak­ing. En­tries have more than dou­bled since then. With 12 mil­lion loaves sold in the UK ev­ery day, it is an in­dus­try whose great­est ex­po­nents de­serve to be cel­e­brated. “The choice, range and qual­ity of bread in Bri­tain today is im­mense,” says Caro­line Kenyon, Di­rec­tor of the Awards.

Glenn is pic­tured, above, with The Fab­u­lous Baker Boys Henry and Tom Her­bert.

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