The Morning After the Slice Before.
Taste of Game is a great supporter and judge of the savoury bread section of the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2017.
Stars of the bread-baking world gathered together at St John’s Church, Hyde Park on Tuesday 17 October 2017 for the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food www.worldbreadawards.com
The awards ceremony was hosted by Stephen Hallam, Master Baker, Managing Director of Dickinson & Morris and Chair of the Judges who was delighted to declare Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen & Poppy Seed Bakery, East Sussex as Winner of the Great British White category – and overall winner of the Awards, handing him £1000, a Tiptree hamper and trophy.
Lee also scooped the title for the Brook Food Sourdough category, and Runner-up in the Muntons Malt Bread category, making it a trio of trophies for Bexhill Farm Kitchen.
“The field was more competitive than ever,” says Hallam, whose fellow judges, all 86 of them, included Charles Campion, Food Critic, Dr John Foster of BBC’s Victorian Bakers and Andrew Whitley, Founder, The Real Bread Campaign.
Lee beat off competition from hundreds of loaves sent in from around the United Kingdom – delivered by courier, taxi and in person on the morning of the judging at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral, to ensure maximum freshness.
Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food, launched in January 2013, seek to celebrate the very best of British bread baking. “The choice, range and quality of bread in Britain today is immense,” says Caroline Kenyon, Director of the Awards.
Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food Overall Winner 2017
Lee Smith, White Tin
KitchenAid Young Baker (Under 12 Years): Lola Willingham, Cinnamon Wasp Nests
KitchenAid Young Baker (12-17 Years): Georgi Pilz, Aromatic Herb Bread
Home Baker Open: Adam Keightley, Braided Brioche
Home Baker Sourdough: Lillian Clervi, Four Seed Sourdough
Wholegrain: Mark Bennett, Malted Five Seed Sourdough
Ciabatta: Dominic Salter, Stroud Wild
Gluten Free: Davina Steel, Parmesan and Tomato Foccacia
Muntons Malt Bread: Glenn Stephens, Malt Loaf
Carr’s Flour Baguette: Richard Copsey, Multiseed Baguette
Great British White: Lee Smith, White Tin
Fruit Bread: The Bread Factory, Apricot & Hazelnut
Flatbread: Khaled Galal, Egyptian Sourdough Semi-flat Bread
Speciality Savoury: Gary Reeve, Olive and Emmental Sourdough bread sticks
Speciality Sweet: Mark Bennett, Christmas Sourdough Twist
Brook Food Sourdough: Lee Smith, Sourdough
Real Bread Campaign (sponsored by Shipton Mill): Khaled Galal, Egyptian Sourdough Semi-flat Bread
Irish Wheaten Loaf: Tom Mullin, Ballycastle Wheaten
Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker: Jessica Dalton
People’s Choice: Mayfield Farm Bakery
Tiptree Showstopper: Tami Isaacs-Pearce, Karma Bakery, Orange Blossom Tree of Life
Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food Overall Winner 2017: Lee Smith, White Tin