Excellence In Baking 2018
The BAA hosted the Excellence in Baking 2018 National Finals on Friday, November 16, at the Treasury Hotel in Brisbane.
On Thursday, November 15, the apprentice bakers and a pastry cook, all state finalists, gathered at the TAFE Qld South Brisbane Campus to compete in the Grand Final Bake Off.
BAA head judge Stewart Latter oversaw five other judges, including the BAA Qld Mentor group. Stewart said the quality and product was at very high level and it was great to see the effort put in by the state finalists, who had travelled as a far from as Perth WA. He said everyone was to be congratulated on a job well done.
On the Friday night of November 16th the baking industry gathered to congratulate the finalists and hear the announcement of the national winners. Stewart Baird National Bakery Manager for EOI made the official announcement.
The 2018 Official National Apprentice Baker was Lachlan Kerr from Bakehouse Delights Nowra NSW, while the 2018 Official National Apprentice Pastry Cook was Lillian Cooper from Icky Sticky Patisserie Newcastle NSW.