While the Artisan Baking Cup team were in Italy competing at the Sigep Bread Cup 2011, Dean Gibson met with the Australian Bakery World Cup team.
“While Brett was watching the standard for the qualifying teams competing in next year’s world baking cup closely, Star City Casino executive pastry chef, Barry Jones and myself were on a similar mission with the pastry ‘coupe du monde’,” Mr Gibson said.
“Australia is becoming more involved in these world baking and pastry events and this is a great thing for our industry to join this worldwide baking community,” he said.
“Even though both teams were on different sides of the show we managed to have a couple of meals together where strategies, recipes, experiences and contacts were shared and from both teams big things are planned for 2011 and 2012.
“I would encourage everybody in industry (education, suppliers and trade) to get behind these teams that are representing the Australian baking and pastry industry.”