Bakery students celebrate national competition haul

Bakery students celebrate national competition haul

Students at Tameside College rise to the challenge in prestigious national bakery competition.

Bakery students from the college recently took part in the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference competition, at Alton Towers.

Students spent two days at the event, which sees colleges, universities and training organisations from across the UK competing to demonstrate their skills, workshops and talks by experts in the industry and a black tie presentation dinner.

Molly Robbins, star of TV show ‘extreme cake makers’ judged the competition and also delivered an airbrushing workshop for students.

In total, students from the college were awarded five 1st places, five 2nd places and six 3rd places during the competition.

The competition is a vital part of students’ training during their studies, giving them the confidence and professional networks to develop their career.

Scott Peters, bakery teacher at Tameside College, said: “This is an amazing experience for the students, the conference provides them with opportunities for professional and personal development and life changing experiences. I am really proud that they have come away with so many prizes and this shows their hard work and the college’s position as a leading provider of bakery training. Well done to all of our students involved.”

Alisha Johnson, bakery apprentice at Tameside College, said: “This conference has been one of the best moments in my career and has helped me make lots of contacts in the industry. I was able to meet suppliers, industry specialists, teachers and students from all over the country. The experience will stay with me for a long time and I’m really pleased I attended.”

To find out more about bakery and hospitality courses and apprenticeships at Tameside College, visit the college website.

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