The Baking Industry Trade Show

Excellence in Baking

Each year apprentice bakers and pastry cooks from all over Australia compete for the prestigious national title Excellence in Baking.

The State Finalists will compete at the 2024 Baking Industry Trade Show in Melbourne, on 18th – 19th June for the coveted role. In 2024, two of New Zealand’s best apprentices will be competing in the competition.

The official announcement of the National Winners will be made at the Excellence in Baking Awards Night or better known as A Night with the Champions!!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Excellence in Baking Competition. Stay tuned for more information on the 2025 Competition. 

Stewart Latter

Jason Mizzen

Shaun 'Pyney' Pyne

Shaun Pyne ran a successful finance business for more than 20 years before selling up and hitting the road to realise his life’s ambition of visiting every pie vendor and bakery in Australia, bar none.

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron is Sector Action Plan Lead for End Food Waste Australia. She has over 40 years’ experience in environmental and strategic planning, working with the mining industry, universities, state and national governments. After leaving the role of Senior Executive with the national Department of Environment in 2015, she has been a strategic consultant on complex environmental management projects, including for the past 5 years focussing on working with industry and governments to reduce food waste.

Tony Smith

Anton Duc

Anton was called to the bar in April 2015. He has a broad practice with a particular focus in employment and family law. Since being called to the bar, Anton has represented a wide variety of clients from corporations and individuals and not for profits. He is the BAA workplace and IR relations barrister.