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Local bakers urged to enter World Bread Awards

Judge and renowned food critic Charles Campion, Kathleen Codd from the World Bread Awards and John Graham, director of Andrew Ingredients.

LISBURN based Andrew Ingredients, Ireland's leading bakery supplier, is encouraging bakers from across the island to take part in this year's World Bread Awards.

Now in their sixth year, Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food celebrate the the art of bread making and are open to professional and amateur bakers, old and young. The awards feature 19 categories including an Irish wheaten loaf category. Entrants are expected to arrange delivery of their breads for judging at an event held at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral, London in September. Northern Ireland entries are encouraged to contact Food NI to arrange delivery of their bread for the judging event.

Andrew Ingredients recently held a special event at their on-site test bakery and kitchen to celebrate the achievements of the local 2017 winners and to try and encourage entries for 2018. This included advice and tips from renowned food critic and World Bread Awards judge Charles Campion.

John Graham, director of Andrew Ingredients, has encouraged local bakers to get involved in the awards

“The World Bread Awards is a fantastic opportunity for bakers in Northern Ireland and the Republic to showcase their talent and ability as well as reveal to the rest of the world what we have known for so long – that we have a high quality and excellent standard of bread products."

Caroline Kenyon, Director of the World Bread Awards, said:

“Since we launched the awards in 2013 they have not only been a great success but have been growing in profile and importance within the industry. In 2017 the awards attracted almost 600 entries which were judged by our stellar line up of highly regarded judges which included Charles Campion. This is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to a fantastic industry and I would encourage bakers – professional and non-professional, young and old to take part.”

Judge and food critic, Charles Campion, added:

"There's nothing more appetising than the smell of freshly baked bread, but for too long we have taken good bread for granted, which makes the Tiptree World Bread Awards even more timely. Let's hear it for local breads - let's hear it for traditional loaves."

Entry for the awards opened earlier this month and closes on September 5. For further information visit www.worldbreadawards.com.

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