Bakers will be able to earn cash prizes, gain insight from bread and cake demonstrations as well as tour a baking institute as part of Fine Food Queensland in 2012.
Taking place from March 11-to-13 at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, the major exhibition will see the launch of the inaugural Queensland Baking Show alongside other activities in the ‘Bakery World’ section over the three days.
Organised by the Baking Associations of Australia’s (BAA) Queensland branch, the baking show will be made up of 20 categories for open and apprentice breads, cakes and pastries. One product from the open class and one apprentice entry will be judged best of show, earning a cash prize of $500 each.
The major pie and pastie category winners will receive free entry into Australia’s Best Pie Competition and Official Great Aussie Pastie Competition, to be held at Foodservice Australia in May.
Full details and about each class and registration forms will be released soon from the BAA Queensland website.
Event attendees will also be able to watch flour and bread production DVD documentaries from BAA and flour supplier Manildra, alongside cake and bread demonstrations. The Southern Cross Baking Group and Team Bakery Australia will present information on overseas expos and competitions.
During Fine Food Queensland Brisbane-based Southbank Institute of Technology
will host a tour of its premises open to the baking industry. The one-hour tours will allow bakers to see the institute’s facilities, equipment and speak to staff and discuss the apprenticeship system and their short courses. BAA Queensland president Bill Rose can be contacted on 0418 806 330 for more information on taking the tour.
Other activities taking place at Fine Food Queensland include the Restaurant of Champions, a series of free seminars by key industry spokespeople and the Queensland ‘Regional Producers Zone’.