Young bakers on the rise are nominated into the event for the title of best young baking apprentice. They must prove they have what it takes to compete for this most prestigious Award throughout 3 days of rigorous competition.
The competitors will be put through their paces in all aspects of baking, including practical baking exercises, technical knowledge, food safety, communication skills, written exams and good work ethics.
The Award is hosted by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) at its Sydney baking laboratory in North Ryde, which is fully fitted with industrial bakery equipment.
Competitors are also required to make individual bread plaques with a given theme which will be displayed at a Gala Awards Dinner.
The Gala Awards Dinner provides competitors with the opportunity to network with representatives from all facets of the industry particularly the milling and baking areas.
The LA Judge Award was started in honour of baking industry pioneer Les Judge. Mr Judge continually strove to create positive change in the baking industry and ensure innovation at every level of the supply chain. Mr Judge’s leadership established the high-quality parameters the Australian Baking Industry is proud of today.
The LA Judge Award is a not-for-profit event, held annually to support up-and-coming young bakers. The event would not be possible without sponsorship support from the baking industry.
Pictured below - Apprentice from Beechworth Bakery in the AEGIC baking laboratory.