Tameside College scoops baking prizes
Tuesday 26th June 2018 @ 15:47 by Lee Wild
Ashton News

Tameside College students are ‘cooking up a storm’ after taking victory in a national competition.

George Buckland with his trophy

George Buckland, Jaye Jones, Hannah Kaluzny and Demi Smith competed in the Association of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference at Alton Towers in Staffordshire earlier this month.

George Buckland and Jays Jones scooped first and second place in the chocolate egg competition while Hannah Kaluzny placed third in the novice and Masters Cups and three other prizes for bread making.

George, who has just started a role with award winning Patissier and chocolatier Slattey’s, said: ““I was very surprised when I won the chocolate egg competition so I’m pleased about it and excited to see what comes next. I feel like the college has supported me throughout my studies very well and thanks to the support of my teachers, I have managed to achieve this.”

The ABST conference takes place annually and pits students and young bakers against each other in a series of competitions. The conference also includes seminars on cutting edge techniques and allows students to network with industry professionals.

orna Jones, curriculum leader for hospitality and catering, said: “It’s a massive achievement for our students. They have excelled in every competition category they took part in and shown that Tameside College is amongst the best training providers in the industry. I’m so proud of all the effort and skills that they have put into it. George even won the fancy dress competition at the end of their stay!”