BAKO hosts annual Richemont baking contest

For the second year running the Richemont’s Annual General Meeting and Competition was held at BAKO North Western’s BAKORY facility on the 15th April 2015. They brought along their fantastic bakes with them, to be contested in their annual competition. Again, as last year, it was very competitive!

The Richemont Club was born out of the continuation of rationing after the Second World War, a number of master bakers attended the prestigious Richemont Bakery course in Switzerland, to gain instruction in Swiss Patisserie and to encourage the growth of the industry.

The camaraderie and friendship formed during the trip was so strong that it lead to the creation of a social group ‘Richemont Club of Great Britain', which have regular meetings and competitions to swap ideas and test their skills.

The attendees at the AGM were invited to submit products into any of the four competition categories which included Any Loaf, Family Sized Savoury Pie, 4 Fancy Cakes and a Pack of Six Biscuits.

John Robertshaw the Technical Consultant for BAKO North Western, along with a couple of keen helpers, judged all the bakes and ranked a first, second and third in each category. John commented on the standards of the entries being “Extremely high, which made my job very difficult on the night, all entries should be very proud!”. While the competition entries were being judged, the meeting took place with Martin Wienholt taking the reins for the annual AGM. Martin commented on another successful meeting “We came back to BAKO after last year being brilliant. Again they didn’t disappoint”.

The whole evening was rounded off with a bit of networking and a few celebratory drinks. Andrew Hodgson, Head of Trading at BAKO North Western commented “It was a pleasure to be asked again to host this great event; it’s a chance to meet fantastic people within the baking community”.

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