The Baking Association of Australia (BAA) made their way to Barmera, South Australia, on July 25 to host the much-anticipated 2013 SA Baking Show.
SA BAA Council president Martin MacLennan and BAA national president Stewart Latter led a team of judges, which was faced with a range of impressive products.
The association’s president Stuart Latter said it was important to focus attention on regional areas and boost the profile of country businesses.
“A lot of the spotlight is always on metro bakeries and we realise that a lot of our members are out in the regions. So we want to get out in the regions and give them some support,” Stuart told the ABC.
BAA national operations manager Lex Brown said the South Australian industry appreciated the support of the national body.
“This show has been long awaited by bakers around South Australia, and the BAA is keen to make it an even bigger event in 2014,” Lex said.
“Well done to Bakerhouse on Collins who took out the SA Perpetual Trophy award and apprentice Peter Kendrick. It’s a great result.”
The major medal haul went to Bamera Bakery, with the Champion Loaf of the Show awarded to McLaren Vale Bakery.