Bake Skills Australia
P: 0414 472 111
About the Competition
When: The official competition is held in September.
Where: Hosted at Fine Foods (Sydney or Melbourne)
Bake Skills Australia showcases the talents of our younger generation of bakers and pastrycooks. Applications will be screened by the steering committee and finalists will be selected, this process may include a state/regional “bake off”. The finalist event is held live and onsite at the Fine Food Show (Melbourne or Sydney) each year.
Finalists will journey to the show to compete over two days. Accommodation for three nights and airfares are provided where applicable.
There are two categories, Pastrycooks and Bakers. An example of what Pastrycooks will likely need to produce includes puff and choux pastry products, plated desserts, decorated cakes, chocolate entremets, gourmet pies, and specialty pastries. An example of what Bakers will likely need to produce includes sourdough, plaited loaves, danish pastry, baguettes, flat breads, bread models, pretzels, and a gluten free option.
You need to be either qualified or an apprentice baker or pastrycook, aged 18 to 25 (prior to September each year) to enter. Support from your TAFE or employer is needed and you must be an Australian Resident.
Registration: March to May
Finalists announced: May
Training period: June to August
You will need to complete the registration form and provide a photo and your CV to enter.
All regional competitors receive a Bake Skills regional participation certificate
All finalists receive three days and three nights in Melbourne (airfares and accommodation included), entry to Fine Foods for you and your employer, A “Meet the Sponsors” Welcome cocktail party ticket, and a National finalist Certificate of Excellence.
Champion Pastrycook receives:
Title of Bake Skills Australia Champion Pastry Chef, BSA trophy and champion’s green jacket at presentation, and a 6 day/ 5 night trip to GERMANY to visit IBA 2023 (flights and accommodation included).
Champion Baker receives:
Title of Bake Skills Australia Champion Baker, BSA trophy and champion’s green jacket at presentation, and a 6 day/ 5 night trip to GERMANY to visit IBA 2023 (flights and accommodation included).
Runners Up receive:
The runner up in each category will win a 3 day/ 2 night trip to the Australian Society of Baking National Conference and Chairman’s dinner in October
(flights, accommodation, conference and dinner tickets included).
Special Category Prizes:
A $150 cash prize for the Best Gourmet Pie
A $150 cash prize for the Best Gluten Free Product