Reids Bakery Shortlisted in Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 Competition
26th April 2019
Thanks to the votes of their customers and following a rigorous day of judging by some 50 of the industry's top professionals, Reids Bakery of Thurso, Caithness has been shortlisted for a prize in the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 competition.
"With over 8000 customer votes and in excess of 30,000 individual products votes, for goods baked by the best bakers in the country, Reids Bakery can be very proud of having made it this far" said Head Judge Robert Ross. "Only the products with the highest percentage in each of the 6 categories across the 3 regions were invited to the product judging stage and this year the competition was fierce."
“The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards is one of the most prestigious awards a baker can win, with accolades on offer for the best pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits as well as the ultimate prize, to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year” says Alasdair Smith of Scottish Bakers who organise the competition, now in its 8th year.
“So we are delighted to once again be giving Scottish bakers the chance to shine and showcase their skills” he continued.
And now that the product judging has been completed, the competition moves to a business footing with only the Regional & National category winners eligible to move to this stage which will determine the winner of the Bakery Cafe of the Year, Craft Baker of the Year, Retail Craft Baker of the Year and the Wholesale Baker of the Year Awards.. And one of these winners will go on to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20.
The winner will be announced at a glittering Gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on Saturday 8th June 2019.
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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.
Reids of Caithness of Thurso is in the running for a top prize at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2018. The votes have been cast and Scottish Bakers, the association that represents bakers across Scotland, has announced who is on the shortlist and still in the running for a prize in the Scottish Bakers of the Year Awards 2018.
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Thanks to the residents of Thurso, Reids of Caithness has been recognised by a panel of expert judges as producing one of the best individual cakes in the land - a Crofters Cake. Customers from across Scotland voted for their best bakery products during March and the top 30 products in each of the 5 categories were baked and delivered to Fife for judging by a panel of independent experts led by artisan Robert Ross including retired master bakers with extensive experience of the bakery sector in Scotland.
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