J&I Smith Bakers of Huntly is in the running for a top prize at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2018

J&I Smith Bakers of Huntly is in the running for a top prize at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2018

The votes have been cast and Scottish Bakers, the association that represents bakers across Scotland, has announced who is on the shortlist and still in the running for a prize in the Scottish Bakers of the Year Awards 2018.


Fri, 06 Apr 2018


Scottish Bakers

“We are delighted to have made it to the shortlist of the Scottish Baker of the Year competition this year” said John Smith of J&I Smith Bakers. “It’s great to know that the professional judges liked our products as much as the customers who voted for us do. We can’t wait to hear the final results in May.”

On 28th March in Dunfermline, Scottish Bakers took delivery of some 850 of the nation’s best morning rolls, scones, individual cakes, savouries, biscuits, breads and new category, celebration cakes, for a judging day like no other.

The tasty treats were scored on appearance, freshness and taste by a panel of some 50 industry experts lead by Head Judge Robert Ross. The judges whittled the entries down into the “best of the best” and the results will be announced on 5th May in Glasgow. 

Awards on the night will include the naming of the best morning roll, scone, individual cake, savoury, biscuit, bread and celebration cake in Scotland Scottish Bakers will also announce who takes the best Bakery Café, Craft Baker, Retail Craft Baker, Wholesale Baker and ultimately, the overall Scottish Baker of Year 2018 will be crowed.

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards is the brainchild of Scottish Bakers, the Trade Association for bakers in Scotland who decided to search for the best baker in the land in 2012.  The competition celebrates our love of a tasty treat from our local baker and aims to crown just one hard working bakery Scottish Baker of the Year. 

The winner will be announced at a glittering Gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on Saturday 5th May 2018.


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