Sigep Bread Cup 2010

The Annual Sigep Bread Cup competition proved a huge success once again this year, promoting the understanding of artisan bakery skills and exchanging knowledge with competing bakers from all over the world.

The competition was held over four days in Rimini, Italy with ten teams of artisan bakers. Bakery Tutor, Steven Salt from Tameside College represented Great Britain along with Level 3 Bakery student Debbie Jo Fox, and tutors Garry Hindley from Liverpool Community College and David Mizon from Sheffield Hallam College.

The competition comprised of five sections, traditional bread, innovative bread, cakes, an artistic bread piece and a showcase. Great Britain shared a bakery with Germany where both teams got on excellently.

The British team got praise from all the judges, especially the Australian judge. Debbie Jo did exceptionally well and received sixth place for her cake. The team also received seventh place for their innovative bread.

Steven Salt said, “Even though it was a competition, there was a great camaraderie amongst all the teams.” He added, “The British team performed extremely well, especially Debbie Jo who looked and performed very professionally and was a credit to herself, the team and Tameside College”.

Debbie Jo stated that it was a unique experience and has given her a great insight into what ‘proper’ artisan bread and baking is all about. She also thanked Tameside College and Steven Salt for giving her the opportunity saying “It was such an honour to represent Great Britain and Tameside College.”