Reids Of Caithness Of Thurso Takes A Top Prize In Scottish Baker Of The Year 2018 Competition
8th May 2018
Reids of Caithness of Thurso has taken a top prize in the 2018 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards. Their prize was presented by Mich Turner MBE at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.
The baker won the following awards:
Buttery - Best in Scotland
Morning Roll - Regional Bronze
"We are extremely pleased to be recognised as one of Scotland's best bakers" said Gary Reid "We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craft skills to deliver quality every time. But we could not have come this far in the competition without the votes of our customers, thank you."
Owner of Award winning Little Venice Cake Company, entrepreneur and "couture cake queen" Mich Turner MBE, who presented Reids of Caithness with their award said “It has given me great pleasure to be involved in the competition again this year. There have been some fantastic entries and all the prizes I have handed out to bakers have been worthy in every way. I wish all our winners well in the coming year.”
Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers Alasdair Smith commented “It's been a long journey to get to this point. Over 22,000 votes were received for customers’ favourite bakery products across the morning rolls, scones, individual cakes, savouries, biscuits, breads and celebration cake categories. In May, more than 850 of the most popular products in the land were delivered to Dunfermline for scrutiny by a panel of 50 expert and independent judges led by baking expert, Robert Ross. And with this competition, we are celebrating the best of the very best”
The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, which features Michelle McManus at the helm and couture cake queen Mich Turner MBE as its ambassador, is organised by Scottish Bakers, the Trade Association for bakers in Scotland which launched the competition to find the best baker in the country in 2012.
"Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates our love of a tasty treat from our local baker and aims to crown just one hard working bakery Scottish Baker of the Year" continues Alasdair. “With thousands upon thousands of pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits sold in Scotland every day, our bakers work hard to keep us all going, and they can be proud of their achievements in this prestigious competition.”
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