Triumph for Essex Baker – The Morning After the Slice Before


by Matt Martino

Stars of the bread-baking world gathered together at St John’s Church, Hyde Park on Tuesday 17 October 2017 for the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of Tiptree World Bread Awards.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Stephen Hallam, Master Baker, Managing Director of Dickinson & Morris and Chair of the Judges who was delighted to declare Davina Steel of MannaVida, Stanbrook, Essex as Winner of the Gluten Free category.

“The field was more competitive than ever,” says Hallam, whose fellow judges, all 86 of them, included Charles Campion, Food Critic, Dr John Foster of BBC’s Victorian Bakers and Andrew Whitley, Founder, The Real Bread Campaign.

Davina beat off competition from hundreds of loaves sent in from around the United Kingdom – delivered by courier, taxi and in person on the morning of the judging at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral, to ensure maximum freshness.

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