Lisburn based Andrew Ingredients, Ireland’s leading bakery supplier, has teamed up with Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food to encourage bakers from across Northern Ireland and Ireland to take part in this year’s awards.

Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate the art of bread making and are open to professional and amateur bakers, old and young. The awards feature 19 categories including an Irish wheaten loaf category.  Entrants are expected to arrange delivery of their breads for judging at an event held at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral, London in September. Northern Ireland entries are encouraged to contact Food NI to arrange delivery of their bread for the judging event.

Andrew Ingredients recently held a special event at their on-site test bakery and kitchen to celebrate the achievements of Northern Ireland and Ireland 2017 winners and to provide details and encouragement to bakers to enter this year. This included information on entry from a representative from World Bread Awards and advice and tips from renowned food critic and World Bread Awards judge Charles Campion.

John Graham, Director Andrew Ingredients, commented:

“The World Bread Awards is a fantastic opportunity for bakers in Northern Ireland and Ireland to showcase their talent and ability as well as reveal to the rest of the world what we have known for so long – that we have a high quality and excellent standard of bread products. Through this event at our test bakery, along with World Bread Awards and judge Charles Campion, we wanted to recognise and toast the success of the 2017 Northern Ireland and Ireland winners as well encourage bakers to find out more information and consider entering the awards this year.   We wish everyone good luck and look forward to the awards later this year.”

Caroline Kenyon, Director of the World Bread Awards, said: “We are delighted to support Andrew Ingredients with their call for bakers from Northern Ireland and Ireland to take part in the World Bread Awards 2018. Since we launched the awards in 2013 they have not only been a great success but have been growing in profile and importance within the industry.  In 2017 the awards attracted almost 600 entries which were judged by our stellar line up of highly regarded judges which included Charles Campion. This is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to a fantastic industry and I would encourage bakers – professional and non-professional, young and old to take part.”

Judge and renowned food critic, Charles Campion, added:

"There's nothing more appetising than the smell of freshly baked bread, but for too long we have taken good bread for granted, which makes the Tiptree World Bread Awards even more timely. Let's hear it for local breads - let's hear it for traditional loaves."

Entry for the Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food opens 8th Feb until 5th September 2018. For further information on the World Bread Awards visit

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