Destinations Magazine

Scottish Baker of the Year Crowned

By Emma @glasgowfoodie

Scottish baker of the year kanst bar Saltcoats Glasgow foodie explorers

Reigning world scotch pie champs win
SCOTTISH BAKER OF THE YEAR

Craft bakery and family owned business The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats has been announced as the Scottish Baker of the Year 2016 at a ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers.

The Kandy Bar were also recognised as:-

The Best Retail Baker of the Year 2016
Biscuit Category: Regional Gold in the Borders and Lowlands for their shortbread
Biscuit Category: Regional Bronze for their Empire Biscuit
Individual Cake Category: Regional Bronze Award for their French Fancy
Morning Roll Category: Best Morning Roll in the Borders and Lowlands for their well fired.
Morning Roll Category: Silver Award in the Borders and Lowlands for their Morning Roll
Savoury Category: Regional Bronze Award for their Macaroni Pie in Region

“I am absolutely delighted, shocked, stunned…..WOW! To have taken the World Scotch Pie title for the second time in January and now to take the title of Scottish Baker of the Year, words cannot express how delighted I am” said The Kandy Bar owner Stephen McAllister. “The Kandy Bar is my family business and we are proud to be a long established concern, we take our business very seriously. We use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills and the brand is steeped in valuable heritage. But we could not have come this far in the competition without our dedicated and skilled team and without the votes of all of our customers, Thank you.”

Scottish baker of the year kanst bar Saltcoats Glasgow foodie explorers

Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers Alan Clarke commented “It’s been a long journey to get to this point. Over 15,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favorite bakery products across six categories. Judging day saw 110 bakers deliver 600 of their most popular scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits for judging by the professionals whose job it was to decide upon the best six products in the land and just nine of the top bakers in Scotland have made it to the all-important business category.
But there can only be one SCOTTISH BAKER OF THE YEAR and The Kandy Bar are a worthy winner.”
The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards was devised by Scottish Bakers to raise awareness of the bakery industry in Scotland.

Scottish Bakers asked customers across Scotland to vote for their favorite bakery items in the following categories: morning roll, scone, small cake, savoury, biscuit and bread scoring each on appearance, freshness, taste and value for money.

The top products in each category were baked and delivered to Dunfermline for judging by a panel of independent experts. The judges had one day only to look at the best baked items in the country in order to decide the regional and national winners.

Each category was divided into 3 regions, covering Northern, Central and Southern Scotland. Within each category the judges awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze. All Bronze, Silver and Gold national and regional winners were then invited to enter into the business judging stage of the Scottish Baker of the Year competition to select the best bakery business in Scotland.

“Our Scottish Baker of the Year has shown time and again that they are a worthy winner by making it through each and every stage of the competition with flying colours” continued Alan. “For every baker who was entered by a customer, for all of our shortlisted bakers and for all of our members who have helped and supported us in making this competition happen, I offer my warmest congratulations. We are a great industry making quality products day in and day out and we should be proud.”


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • NHS at 70

    This is the script of this morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme:As we approach the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National... Read more

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago by   Nicholas Baines
    RELIGION, SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY
  • John Cale: Antwerp 2018/06/24 Setlist

    John Cale: Antwerp 2018/06/24 Setlist

    John Cale performed at Ppenluchttheater Rivierenhof, Antwerp, Belgium - - June 24, 2018. The band: John Cale: vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, viola Dustin... Read more

    11 hours, 14 minutes ago by   Hctf
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Josie at the Beach

    Josie Beach

    Read more

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Communication Lessons

    What is the one question that almost all human beings seek the answer for? For most of their lives? Yeah, I know, there are those strange beings who want "Who a... Read more

    13 hours, 54 minutes ago by   C. Suresh
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Take Five with Sonny Dhanowa

    Take Five with Sonny Dhanowa

    Photo credit: Hans van der Linden Meet Sonny Dhanowa from Trowbridge in the UK. After studying Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Exeter,... Read more

    14 hours, 12 minutes ago by   Nessascityblog
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Daughter of Madness by Amanda J. McGee

    Daughter Madness Amanda McGee

    GUEST POST5 Favorite BooksWhat author doesn’t like to talk about her favorite books? My problem is narrowing it down, honestly, which is a problem I’m sure... Read more

    15 hours, 46 minutes ago by   Lauriej
    BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Like the Famous Flour Bakery Banana Bread - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Like Famous Flour Bakery Banana Bread HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    version;I'm sure that many enthusiastic bakers would have known or baked this highly reviewed Flour Bakery bread recipe from the book, Flour by Joanne Chang or... Read more

    The 24 June 2018 by   Zoebakeforhappykids
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES