Sunday, December 4, 2016
ED---IGA-Bakery-win

Local supermarket bakes their way to the top

David Lee March 3, 2016
BAKERY WINS… From left, Fairleys SUPA IGA bakers, Timothy Stephens and Steven Lowe, apprentice baker and pastry chef, Stephanie Edyvean and bakery manager, Jarrod Taylor with their eight awards won during the Baking Association of Australia’s annual baking show. Photo: Emma Hillier.

BAKERY WINS… From left, Fairleys SUPA IGA bakers, Timothy Stephens and Steven Lowe, apprentice baker and pastry chef, Stephanie Edyvean and bakery manager, Jarrod Taylor with their eight awards won during the Baking Association of Australia’s annual baking show. Photo: Emma Hillier.

BEING named the winner in one category of the Baking Association of Australia’s annual baking show is a feat all on its own, but at the weekend, Fairleys SUPA IGA came away with eight trophies.

As the third year entering the competition, the supermarket’s bakery walked away with two first place awards for their 680g White Loaf Condensed Square in Class 1 and Class 19 as well as first place awards in their Class 2 450g White Vienna Baked, Class 6 680g Wholemeal Loaf Upright and Class 18 450g 3 Strand Plait.

The bakery was also awarded second place for their Class 2 450g White Vienna Baked and Class 4 680g White Hi Top Half Married as well as third place for their Class 23 Gourmet Seafood Easter Pies.

Fairleys SUPA IGA bakery manager, Jarrod Taylor said, “This is the first time any of us have been involved with the baking show before, so it is a pretty big achievement.

“The awards to hang our hat on though would have to be our white loaves, which took away two firsts. The judges said out of almost 50 entries in that class, we came out on top.

“It is great to know that we were the only in-store supermarket bakery competing against mainstream bakeries in the competition this year, and we walked away as winners.”