Tiptree World Bread Awards celebrates potato bread with FoodNI!

A new category celebrating potato bread has been introduced to Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food in an exciting addition for this year’s competition. 

The new category is in association with FoodNI.  “We are thrilled that the Awards, the UK’s leading celebration of the art of bread-making, is recognising this important part of our food culture,” said Michele Shirlow MBE, Chief Executive of FoodNI. “Potato bread is a form of bread in which potato replaces a portion of the regular wheat flour. It is cooked on a hot plate or griddle in farls (or fourths) and is a staple part of our diet, particularly in an Ulster Fry.’’

The new category is also in memory of Charles Campion, the late food critic and broadcaster who was a judge of the Awards for a number of years. “Charles Campion was a great friend to the Awards,” said Caroline Kenyon, Founder of the Awards, “He was a judge from our very first year. And he was also a passionate champion of Northern Irish foods, including wheaten bread. Indeed, he introduced us to FoodNI. So it is really meaningful that this award celebrates his memory and all that he did to support traditional regional food culture.”

With over 20 categories, the Awards celebrate the great diversity of bread baking; ranging from Sourdough and Baguette, to Speciality Sweet and Flatbread. 

This year’s illustrious judging panel is chaired by Stephen Hallam, Brand Ambassador for Dickinson & Morris. Judges include Ilgin Beaton, Award Winning Sourdough Baker & Teacher, Just Sourdough; Henry Herbert, Fabulous Baking Brothers, Hobbs House Bakery; Marcia Harris, Real Bread Campaign Ambassador; Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH, Head of Culinary, Wembley Stadium and Jack Sturgess, Author & Channel 4, Sunday Brunch Bread Expert.

Entries for Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food are to be submitted via the website. Submissions close Sunday 9 October 2022. 

If you are a Northern Ireland-based baker, to arrange delivery of your Potato Bread loaves to London for the Judging Day on Wednesday 19 October 2022, please contact Christine Cousins at Food NI, 

Winners will be announced at an Awards Evening on Wednesday 26 October 2022.