The Three Little Bakers of Inverness were crowned Scottish Baker of the Year at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow at the weekend.
Taking the ultimate title, the baker beat nearly 60 other bakers to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.
The baker also won:
Paddy Murphy of The Three Little Bakers said “I am delighted, I cannot tell you how proud I am of my team and their hard work which has paid dividends not just with product wins but with the ultimate win! I look forward to being the Scottish Baker of the Year and to enjoying the benefits being the world champions will bring to our business.”
With Scottish Bakers members out in force for their annual conference in Glasgow, the baker was presented their prize by Scottish Bakers’ Ambassador Mich Turner MBE who said, “With nearly 500 products from 57 bakers entered and with each product assessed for appearance, the quality of the bake and taste, The Three Little Bakers should be very proud of their success here today.”
The Scottish Baker of the Year competition sets out to select the best scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits as well as the latest categories French and Danish style pastries and Free-from bread, biscuits and cakes.
“With 50 industry professionals on hand during our annual judging day to put each product through its paces, our winners can be justifiably proud of their achievements,” said Alasdair Smith of Scottish Bakers who organise the competition. “We really do congratulate all of our winners and we thank the voting public for taking the time to vote for their favourite bakery business.
Scottish Baker of the Year began in 2012 by the trade association Scottish Bakers. It rewards top quality baked goods made in Scotland by hard working bakers every single day.
Any Scottish bakers can put forward up to 10 of their star products to be judged and their customers can vote for them in the Customer Choice Awards.