Tasmanian Baking Industry Awards held at TasTAFE on Friday

BAKING: Winner of the 2016 Tasmanian Apprentice Baker of the Year, Brad Comins, holding his five-strand plait loaf at the Baking Industry Awards at TasTAFE. Picture: Michelle Wisbey

BAKING: Winner of the 2016 Tasmanian Apprentice Baker of the Year, Brad Comins, holding his five-strand plait loaf at the Baking Industry Awards at TasTAFE. Picture: Michelle Wisbey

The halls of TasTAFE were filled with the smell of fresh bread on Friday. 

Drysdale North played host to the Tasmanian Baking Industry Awards, where hundreds of breads, rolls, and pies were judged on their quality.

Baking Association Of Australia Tasmanian Apprentice Baker of the Year for 2016 Brad Comins, of Bakers Delight Mowbray, was at the competition and entered in several categories. 

His entries included a five-strand plait loaf, grain rolls and a wholemeal loaf.

The third year apprentice said he really enjoyed the challenge of baking. 

“I went into the army straight after school and that didn’t work out so after about six months of not having a job, I asked if the bakery had a job and fell into it,” Mr Comins said. 

“I like how it’s so hands on, that it takes expertise and that I can actually do it. 

“At the baking competition, we’ve got a lot of different classes and you go through a list and choose which ones you like … But I’m confident.” 

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