Hame Bakery gets ‘highly commended’

Graeme Moore of The Hame Bakery with his winning loaf
Graeme Moore of The Hame Bakery with his winning loaf

Peterhead’s Hame Bakery has been highly commended by the judges in the 2014 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.

Their certificate was presented by Mich Turner MBE at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish Bakers across the country.

The Queen Street bakery picked up the top accolade for their white bread.

Bakery owner, Patrick Jackson, said: “We are extremely pleased to be recognised in this way.

“We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills to deliver quality every time.

“But we could not have come this far in the competition without our dedicated and skilled team and without the votes of all of our customers, Thank you.”

Owner of award-winning Little Venice Cake Company and judge on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery, Mich Turner MBE, who presented Patrick with the certificate said: “It has given me great pleasure to be involved in the competition again this year.

“There have been some fantastic entries and all the prizes I have handed out to bakers have been worthy in every way.

“I wish all our winners well in the coming year.”

Chief executive of Scottish Bakers Alan Clarke commented: “It’s been a long journey to get to this point.

“More than 20,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favorite bakery products across six categories and in April, more than 100 bakers delivered 600 of the most popular products in the land for scrutiny by a panel of 40 expert and independent judges led by artisan baker Robert Ross and including retired master bakers with extensive experience of the bakery sector in Scotland.

“With products from Stranraer to Shetland, we now have a ringing endorsement for our industry,” he added.