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Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker Award

new for 2022

The Award

The Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker Award is the brainchild of Daren McGrath, Managing Director of Tiptree Patisserie, in his commitment to encouraging the next generation of bakers.

The winner of the Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker Award will enjoy a day under the guidance of Daren at the artisan cake and patisserie bakery based in Witham, Essex. Here the winner will have the chance to work with their team of bakers, chefs and cake decorators and experience all aspects of this commercial bakery, and the individual skill and attention that goes into their baking.

The process of nominating is straightforward and free

If you are a course tutor or employer of apprentices, you may nominate up to three students or apprentices for this award. Please note that nominations may be made by course tutors or employers only.

Please write a maximum of 200 words to say why your nominee deserves to be singled out for this special accolade. Qualities we are looking for include dedication to their craft, technical skill, and creativity.

Please send your nominations to providing the following information: 

  • Student or apprentice name:
  • Educational facility or place of employment:
  • Course attended (if applicable):
  • Tutor or employer name:
  • Position:

Nominations to be received by Sunday 9 October 2022