LA Judge Award

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The LA Judge Award recognises the best young baking apprentice in Australia and New Zealand. It is Australasia’s most prestigious annual baking prize.

Following three days of rigorous competition, a special 50th anniversary retrospective gala dinner will be held on 18 May, 2017, overlooking Darling Harbour, attended by 200 baking industry stakeholders from across Australia.

This is the baking industry event of the year – an unmissable event 50 years in the making.

Celebrating 50 years

Dr Ken Quail: LA Judge Award coordinator and AEGIC General Manager — Research and Technical Services

In 2017 we celebrate the 50th LA Judge Award. This is truly a remarkable achievement and one which we plan to recognise across the Australian bread baking industry. For half a century, the LA Judge Award has promoted excellence for young bakers. The Award recognises their baking ability and industry knowledge to identify future industry leaders. There are many examples of past competitors and winners who have gone on to make their mark in the baking industry.

Les Judge was a competitive baker and a great communicator who reached out to farmers and other bakers to bring the industry together. For 50 years, the LA Judge Award has done the legacy of Les Judge proud. Every year, through spirited, friendly competition, the contest promotes industry awareness and excellence and brings the whole industry together for the annual LA Judge Award gala dinner.

A key feature of the dinner is to celebrate the young bakers who compete, as they are our industry’s future.

We are aiming to make the 50th LA Judge Award bigger and better than the highly successful 2016 event. AEGIC looks forward to working with you to make the milestone 50th LA Judge Award a truly special event for the Australian baking industry.


Please click here to download the 2017 50th LA Judge Award Sponsor Prospectus. Contact (08) 6168 9904 for more information.

The gala dinner and award presentation is attended by up to 200 industry stakeholders and is an opportunity to gain excellent brand exposure. We expect the 50th Anniversary event to be the biggest and best yet.

Leading industry companies have supported this award for nearly 50 years to improve the industry and encourage young people to better their skills through competition. AEGIC is proud continue hosting this event, but cannot continue without the vital support of industry partners.


50th LA Judge Award – MAJOR SPONSORS

 Puratos is an international group offering a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors.

Our headquarters are located on the outskirts of Brussels (Belgium), where the company was founded in 1919. Worldwide, we have more than 7,200 employees, who continue to contribute to Puratos’ longstanding legacy of great innovation.

Today, our products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world, often produced locally by our subsidiaries. They are adapted to local market needs and taste preferences, as well as current and upcoming consumer trends.

Puratos’ ultimate aim is to be a ‘reliable partner in innovation’ across the globe to help our customers deliver nutritious, tasty food to their local communities.

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At MAURI, we are all about ‘baking better together’ and are genuinely excited by the role baking plays in our food culture. As an integral part of the George Weston Foods group, we are passionate about all things made with high quality flours, yeasts, pre-mixes, improvers and grains, milling over one million tonnes of grain across 14 sites in Australia and New Zealand. With a strong focus on innovation and insights, we align closely with our customers that create the products enjoyed by millions of consumers each day as they connect and share with each other.


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