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Essex baker wins top bread awards

17 Oct Essex baker wins top bread awards

Stars of the bread-baking world gathered together at St John’s Church, Hyde Park on Tuesday 16 October 2018 for the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food

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 Davina Steel of Mannavida, Dunmow, Essex as Winner in the hotly-contested Gluten Free category. She also scooped Third in the Tiptree Showstopper category.

“The field was more competitive than ever,” says Hallam, whose fellow judges, all 90 of them, included legendary baker Richard Bertinet, Dr John Foster of BBC’s Victorian Bakers and Harry Lomas, Executive Head Chef, Wembley Stadium.

Davina 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.