BIANZ Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition WINNERS

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BIANZ New Zealand Bakery of the Year

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BIANZ New Zealand live bake-off - WINNER


BIANZ Trainee of the Year - Malya Hooper

The BIANZ Trainee of the Year Competition is held alongside the BIANZ New Zealand Bakery of the Year Competition. These apprentices around New Zealand compete in a live bake-off at the Fine Food Show for the title of Trainee of the Year. All expenses paid and fantastic prizes up for grabs for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and the Employer!

BIANZ supports the Trainee of the Year Competition through advice and training for the finalists, and are involved in the judging leading up to and during the final live bake off. Equipment for the live bake off is provided by Southern Hospitality, a considerable contribution when there are 6 finalists competeing to get their breads, cakes and pastries prepared and baked in a short space of time.

The Trainee of the Year Competition was started to show the broader food industry what baking is all about and to provide trainees with opportunities and motivation to dream big and aim high. Since being launched in 2008 the Competition has grown considerably, with entrant numbers almost doubling each year.


The “Young Bread Baker of the Year”

This is an award presented annually by the Baking Industry Research Trust for the best newly qualified bread baker in New Zealand. Please contact the Baking Industry Research Trust’s Secretary, Tania Watson, on 021 165 9949 or at if you have any queries about the competition.

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