Gala Dinner tickets: Thursday 12 May 2022

Australasia’s most prestigious annual baking prize is returning better than ever in 2022. We would love you to join us to help celebrate our wonderful young baking apprentices and see who is honoured with the coveted LA Judge Award.

TIME: 6:30pm (networking drinks), 7:30pm (dinner)
VENUE: Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, 26–32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW
COST: $140 pp (or $130 pp for a full table of 10. Includes three course meal and drinks)

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Competition: 10-12 May 2022

Gala Dinner: Thursday 12 May, 2022

Since 1967, Australasia’s most prestigious annual baking prize has recognised the best young baking apprentice in Australia and New Zealand.

Each year, apprentice bakers compete for the honour of the LA Judge title. The LA Judge Award recognises their baking ability and industry knowledge to identify future industry leaders. There are many examples of past competitors and winners who have gone on to make their mark in the baking industry.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a head start in the Australian baking industry. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by nominating as a candidate for the LA Judge Award! To find out more, talk to your state baking association or call AEGIC on (02) 8025 3200.


AEGIC thanks and acknowledges our generous baking and allied industry supporters without whom the LA Judge Award would not be possible.

The gala dinner and award presentation is attended by over 200 industry stakeholders and is an opportunity to gain excellent brand exposure.

The competition and gala dinner / award ceremony are run on a not-for-profit basis by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), who also contribute to the event as a Major Sponsor.

The professional and personal development gained through participation in this competition is life-changing and ensures the future of the baking industry is in good hands.

This opportunity would not be possible without the generous support of industry sponsors, and we thank them for their ongoing support.

Learn more about our sponsors.

Learn more about our sponsors

Meet the candidates

The candidates for 2022 have been announced. We asked them what motivated them to join the baking industry and what they hope to get out of the LA Judge competition for 2022.

Meet the judges

Three judges representing the baking industry will assess the young candidates in the areas of practical baking, technical knowledge and communication abilities during the three days of competition.

Learn more about the judges