Trainee of the Year 2012
Congratulations to 2012's Winner
Jenna Mangin from 10 O'clock cookie Bakery in Masterton
Second place - Rochelle Drury from CPIT in Christchurch
Third place - Jessica Deng from CPIT in Christchurch
The quality of this years competitors was amazing, and we would like to thank all of them for their hard work and congratulate them all on their work.
We would also like to thank the BIANZ and Southern Hospitality for all their help and support. And to all those that came to watch and support everyone a Big thank you too.
2012's Top 9 have now been found
Tina Yi - Mairangi Bay Bakery - Auckland
Jenna Mangin - 10 O'Clock Cookie Bakery - Masterton
Joshua Harding - Viands Bakery - Te Awamutu
Larissa Rzoska - UCOL - Palmerston North
Michael Strong - AUT - Auckland
Flynn Knowles-Barley - CPIT - Christchurch
Jessica Deng - CPIT - Christchurch
Rochelle Drury - CPIT - Christchurch
Rebecca Cannon - Picton Village Bakkerij
Congratulations to our Top 9, these trainees will now attend a Two day training course with Baking Professionals and team at Weston Milling, then onto the big day June 17th and 18th at the Fine Food Show in Auckland.
2012’s competition is going to be massive!!!! The Weston Milling Trainee of the Year competition this year will be held at one of Auckland’s biggest events, the Fine Foods show. The show normally attracts thousands of people, so for these trainees the pressure will be intense but the rewards will be great.
What is it?
This nationwide competition, in conjunction with The Baking Industry Association of New Zealand, is designed to get all baking and patisserie trainees/apprentices to compete in an industry wide bake-off, so the entire industry can watch with envy as these trainees compete for the title. Similar to the baking and chef competitions we watch on TV, yet this competition is internal to the industry and aims to attract more interest to the trade. We told you it gets bigger and better every year, and we have always promised and over delivered, and yet again, in its 5th year running the competition will be immense.
So what does the competition mean to you and your apprentices?
Massive industry exposure for your apprentice and your business/trainee institute, awesome prizes, priceless knowledge and skills which could be passed on to the business/institute, overall industry wide recognition and a load of fun!
Who can enter?
As long as you are in some sort of training in baking or patisserie, either in a workplace environment or at a training facility, and you have not competed consecutively in the Final in the previous two years, then you may enter. There are no age restrictions however all entries do require a copy of your training provider’s details or a letter from your employer, proving that you are in training and at what level.
The competition works in stages:
Send in your entry form and your letter/copy of training to us.
All entries will be processed, and information will be sent to you for stage 2.
In the information sent to you, you will be required to send us baked product to be judged. Please read the requirements carefully, as one error can be costly.
All products will be judged fairly, and feedback will be sent to all entrants.
Our Top 9 will be announced and these lucky individuals will attend an all expenses paid, 3 day internal Weston Milling training, to prepare these bakers for the final competition.
Dates: 14th/15th/16th May 2012
Please keep these dates free, as all Top 9 trainees must attend training.
Trainees will return home, and have time to practise their baking before returning to The Auckland Fine Foods show in conjunction with Baking Industry Association of New Zealand, for a LIVE bake-off!!!!
We will then find our Weston Milling Trainee of the Year 2012.
Dates: at the Auckland Fine Foods Show 17/18/19th June 2012
Please keep these dates free, as all Top 9 trainees must attend the bake-off.
Prizes up for grabs are;
(1st) – Up to the value of $9,000!!
$4000 scholarship (NZ only), iPad $1300, Equipment $1700, Travel
$2000 (NZ) Bonus Employers Prize $1000 to go towards Marketing/Advertising for the business.
(2nd) - $2000 scholarship (NZ only)
(3rd) - $1000 scholarship (NZ only)
(not redeemable for cash)