First Ever Scottish Baker of the Year Announced

21 May 2012, 09:35 AM
  • Craft bakery and family owned business Harry Gow's of Inverness has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year by TV judge and artisan baker Paul Hollywood
First Ever Scottish Baker of the Year Announced

The results were announced at a ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish Bakers across the country.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognised as Scotland’s best baker,” said Harry Gow. “We have an ethos that we must make everything ourselves from scratch and this, along with our consistently high product quality, has been recognised by the judges. But we could not have come this far in the competition without our dedicated and skilled team of 180. Thank you to all our customers who voted for us.”

Artisan baker and TV judge Paul Hollywood, who presented Harry Gow’s with the award said, “It has given me great pleasure to be involved in this competition. There have been some fantastic entries and all the prizes I have handed out to bakers have been worthy in every way. I wish the ultimate winner Harry Gow well in the coming year as Scotland’s premier craft baker and I plan to follow their successes with interest.”

Chief executive of Scottish Bakers Alan Clarke commented, “It’s been a long journey to get to this point starting with 12,500 bakery customers up and down the land voting for their favourite baked goods in March followed by a panel of experts whittling the best down to the very best. We now have a ringing endorsement for our industry and a worthy winner in Harry Gow.”

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