College City Market scoops top bakery awards

City of Glasgow College’s City Market Bakery scooped top prizes in the 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.

The Bakery took the Regional Gold for their Caramel Apple Crumble, the National Silver and Regional Winner for their St Clements Cake and the Regional Bronze for their morning rolls.

Amanda Davis, Curriculum Head for Food at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are extremely pleased to be recognised as one of Scotland’s best bakers. This is a fantastic achievement for our students who produce all the goods for sale in our City Market which is hugely popular with both staff and members of the public.

“Our thanks go to all our customers who voted for us and who have become loyal supporters in the short time the City Market has been open. We take the business very seriously, it is an integral part of our students’ education as we teach them traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills in order to deliver quality every time.” 

City of Glasgow College's entries were a result of Jason Ross’ imagination and creativity. The Bakery Lecturer designed the winning products and attended the Awards Ceremony along with NC Level 5 Bakery students Hannah Curston, Leona Westwater, Naomi Simpson and David Curston.

The prizes were presented at a ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers who support and promote the interests of Scottish bakers across the country. The competition celebrates the nation’s love of a tasty treat from the local baker and is now in its sixth year.

Over 11,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite products across eight categories. More than 115 bakers delivered 850 of the most popular for scrutiny by a panel of 56 expert and independent judges.

City Market Bakery is based in City campus and can be accessed directly from Cathedral Street. The market also includes a fishmonger and a butcher and sits alongside the Amethyst hair and beauty salon, and Scholars restaurant which are all open to the public.