Entries now open for Tiptree World Bread Awards

Roll Call!

Here we dough…Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food are open again – for their sixth year.

The Awards were launched in 2013 and have proved to be the best thing since er…sliced bread! Several new categories were launched last year, Carr’s Flour Baguette, Muntons Malt Bread and Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker; in addition, we are delighted to welcome Zeelandia who will sponsor the wholegrain category. KitchenAid will this year be sponsoring the Home Baker Open and the Home Baker Sourdough categories, both offering the chance to win your very own KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer.

In 2017 the Awards attracted almost 600 entries to the Judging Day at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral, where mountains of malt bread, feasts of flatbread and cascades of ciabatta where delivered throughout the morning, all intent on ticking the boxes on our judges’ score sheets.

The Irish Wheaten Loaf category supported by Andrew ingredients in 2017 was won by Ballycastle based bakery Thyme & Co, owned by husband and wife team Tom and Eimear Mullin. 

For 2018 Northern Ireland-based bakers can arrange delivery of loaves to London for the judging day on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by contacting Christine Cousins at Food NI – 07735209299.

The stellar 2018 bread board includes over 100 stars of the bakery world, including the world-renowned French chef and baker Richard BertinetHenry Herbert, TV Chef and one half of Channel 4’s Fabulous Baker Brothers, and of course, not forgetting our Master of Judges and Pieminister Extraordinaire Stephen Hallam.

“The Winners’ Harvest Supper gathering at St John’s Hyde Park in October has fast become an important fixture in the bakers’ year,” says Caroline Kenyon, Director of the Awards. “It is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to a fantastic industry.”

Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food – open for entries from 8 February 2018 until 5 September 2018.


For further information and interview requests, please contact: Cat Shaw, email: mobile: 07866 6689932