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Academy college Tameside celebrates BBC Baker of the Year win for Oliver

Bakery skills specialist Tameside College, part of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink’s dedicated bakery training network, is in celebration mood after bakery student Oliver Campbell scooped the BBC3 Young Baker of The Year Award.

 
PRLog - Feb. 2, 2012 - YORK, U.K. -- Bakery skills specialist Tameside College, part of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink’s (http://foodanddrink.nsacademy.co.uk/) dedicated bakery training network, is in celebration mood after 17 year-old bakery student Oliver Campbell scooped the BBC3 Young Baker of The Year Award.

Oliver was one of four full-time Tameside College bakery students who made the final 20 of the TV competition which trawled a field of 100 of the nation’s best young bakers aged 16-25.

His all-round bakery knowledge and skills in bread, pastry, cake-making and decorating proved the perfect recipe for judges Gerhard Jenne, founder of London cake chain Konder & Cook and food writer Gizzi Erskine.

His triumph came as no surprise to Tameside College bakery lecturer Steven Salt who mentored Oliver in the run up to the final.

Tameside College (http://www.tameside.ac.uk/)  are very proud of all the bakery students, and the fact Oliver really excelled in this competition, Steven said “To have four students in the final group was an excellent achievement”

Tameside College, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, currently has over 60 full-time students studying bakery at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and is also providing on-the-job training for groups of  Morrison’s in-store bakers.

“Our full time students  focus on  the more technical aspects of bakery and also craft-based bakery skills such as chocolatier, cake-decoration and artisan bread-making rather than production line skills but we are able to offer bakery businesses whatever specific staff training is most relevant to their needs,” said Steven. “For example, we have supported in-house specialty cake decoration training at Park Cakes.”

Bakery businesses referred to Tameside College by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (http://foodanddrink.nsacademy.co.uk/provider/tameside-col...) are assured of the highest standards.

As well as helping coach Oliver to his Young Baker of the Year award, Bakery subject specialist Steven Salt will be part of the British team undertaking a professional bakery demonstration at Europain, the World Bakery, Patisserie and Catering Exhibition, in Paris in March.

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