BIANZ Bakery of the Year 2018

Three Generations of Hawkes Bay Baker take out the Nation’s Top Baking Prize. 

 

Heaven’s Bakery, Napier is officially New Zealand’s Best Bakery. The Baking Industry Association of New Zealand judged Heaven’s Bakery as the best in a 12 item competition. The Bakery of the Year competition was held at the BIANZ Feature stand at Fine Food NZ in Auckland this weekend.  

 

In taking out the competition, Heavens Bakery received the highest score across the 12 sections and 4 categories on the mid-winter Christmas themed competition. The sections were:

Bread- Panetone, Stollen, Sourdough

Cake- Mini Yule Logs, Gluten Free Fruit Cake, Trifle Verrines

Pastry- Sausage Roll, Choux Pastry Eclairs, Croissants 

Creative- Innovation (a new bakery product), Gingerbread Christmas Tree, Shortbread packaged as a gift.

 

In these section items Heavens Bakery won 2x Bronze and 4x Gold with Overall category medals 1st Runner Up in Cake, Winner in Pastry and Winner in Creative before taking the Bakery of the Year Prize. This was not the first time that Heaven’s has taken home this trophy however it will be the first time Sam Heaven the 3rd generation of baker will have his name on the Baker of the Year award, alongside his father and grandfather. 

 

The Complete Results are:

 

Panetone

Bronze- Volare Bread, Hamilton

Silver – Ubake, Timaru

Gold- Blomquists Bakery, Tauranga

 

Stollen:

Bronze: Heavens Bakery, Napier

Silver: Baker’s Diary, Auckland

Gold: Picton Village Bakkerij, Picton 

 

Sourdough:

Bronze: Baker’s Diary, Auckland

Silver: Volare Bread, Hamilton

Gold: Daily Bread, Auckland

 

Cake:

Mini Yule Logs:

Bronze: Divine Your Local Baker, Christchurch

silver : Ma Boulangerie, Queenstown

Gold: Heavens Bakery, Napier

 

Gluten Free Fruit Cake

Bronze Volare Bread, Hamilton

Silver: Wild Oats, Carterton 

Gold Divine your local baker, Christchurch 

 

Trifle verrines

Bronze Ma Boulangerie, Queenstown

Silver: Divine your local baker, Christchurch

Gold Heavens Bakery, Napier

 

Pastry

Sausage Roll

Bronze- Picton Village Bakkerij, Picton

Silver: Hillpark Bakery, Auckland

Gold: Volare Bread, Hamilton

 

Choux Pastry Eclairs

Bronze- Daily Bread, Auckland

Silver- Ma boulangerie, Queenstown

Gold- Ten o’clock Cookie bakery and café, Masterton

 

Croissants

Bronze- Heavens Bakery, Napier

Silver- Daily Bread, Auckland

Gold- Volare Bread, Hamilton

 

Creative Section

 

Innovation

Bronze: Picton Village Bakkerij, Picton

Silver: Blomquists Bakery, Tauranga

Gold: Thoroughbread Foods LTD, Horowhenua

 

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Bronze: Blomquists Bakery- Tauranga

Silver: Daily Bread- Auckland

Gold: Heavens Bakery- Napier

 

Biscuit- Shortbread 

Bronze- Ten o’clock Cookie Bakery and Café- Masterton

Silver: Blomquists Bakery- Tauranga

Gold: Heavens Bakery- Napier

 

Categories Awards

Bread

Second Runner Up- Volare Bread- Hamilton

First Runner Up Picton Village Bakkerij- Picton 

Winner: Daily Bread- Auckland

 

Cake

Second Runner Up- Ma Boulangerie- Queenstown

First Runner Up- Heavens Bakery- Napier

Winner- Divine your local baker- Christchurch

 

Pastry

Second runner up- Ten oclock cookie bakery and café- Masterton 

First Runner up- Heavens Bakery- Napier

Winner: Daily Bread- Auckland

 

Creative

Second Runner Up- Ten o’clock cookie bakery and café- Marsterton

First Runner up- Blomquists Bakery- Tauranga

Winner- Heavens Bakery - Napier

 

Bakery of the Year

Second Runner Up- Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery and Café- Masterton

First Runner Up- Daily Bread- Auckland

Winner Heavens Bakery- Napier

 

2018 Competition Items

Bread:

Panetone

Stollen

Sourdough

 

Cake: 

Mini Yule Logs

Gluten Free Glazed Fruit Cake

Trifle Verrines

 

Pastry:

Sausage Roll

Choux Pastry Eclairs

Croissants

 

Creative:

Innovation- new bakery product of competitors choice

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Packaged Shortbread as a Christmas Gift

 

Judging Guide and Product Requirements

 

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