LA Judge Award for Baking Apprentice of the Year

Gala Dinner tickets 

Date:     TBA

The LA Judge Award is presented in conjunction with the annual ASB conference.

LA Judge Award

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.




Contact (08) 6168 9930 for more information.

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

Leading industry companies have supported this award for over 50 years to improve the industry and encourage young people to better their skills through competition. AEGIC is proud to continue hosting this event with the vital support of industry partners.

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors. Please click on logos for more information.

2019 Gala Dinner Sponsor

“That’s why I pick Woolies”

With more choices than ever before, more Australians still pick Woolies for their food shopping, 14 million every week. From fresh produce to the choicest home grown meat, we always pick the best for you. And it’s not just about price, it’s about the best quality for all budgets. When it comes to the community, we’ll pick the greater good every time.

Woolworths is part of the community across Australia’s cities, regions and remote areas. We employ over 205,000 people who serve over 29 million customers a week. With fresh bakeries in more than 600 stores across our network, we are proud to support the growing bread baking industry in Australia.

Sustainable sourcing means better opportunities for producers to implement sustainable practices, improved working conditions and helps to protect our planet. With our presence across cities, regions and remote areas, Woolworths is a part of the fabric of society. We are committed to making a positive impact and partner with organisations that are equally committed to making change happen.

Providing hunger relief for Australians in need is a key focus, and our surplus food is redirected to help feed people who may otherwise go without. In addition we support communities facing natural disasters with emergency relief and post-disaster recovery. Our support of local communities, our partners and programs is part of our commitment to bring a little good to everyone every day.

2019 Major Sponsor and Prize Sponsor

Puratos is an international group offering a full range of innovative products and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors.

Our headquarters are just outside Brussels (Belgium), where the company was founded in 1919. A century later, our products and services are available in over 120 countries around the world and, in many cases, are produced by our network of local subsidiaries

Puratos’ aim is to be ‘reliable partners in innovation’, helping our customers around the world to deliver nutritious and tasty food to their local communities.

2019 Major Sponsor

Australian Bakels, trading since 1952, is a division of the privately owned International Bakels Group head quartered in Switzerland.

We employ 250 people across Australia with at least 50 qualified technical people working in the field to support our customers with solutions on our product range or customised products to suit the individual customers business.

The business is based at Silverwater in NSW with the core business and expertise being specialised bakery and food ingredients.

As well as warehouses and sales offices in  Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, we also have first class Australia-wide facilities for quality control, product development, test baking and customer demonstrations.

We have access to a wealth of knowledge and trends from around the world through our many sister companies operating over five continents.

We will continue to develop this expertise in our domestic and export markets by formulating, manufacturing and marketing value-added products to provide total solutions for our customers.

2019 Major Sponsor

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.

Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.

In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 10 000 people in more than 78 subsidiaries based in 45 countries.

Lesaffre Australia Pacific is supported by our new Asia Pacific Bakery headquarters based in Singapore with a state of the art baking & research center. We offer support to our many customers ensuring that up to date technologies are discussed & demonstrated.

Lesaffre Australia Pacific is a proud supporter & sponsor of LA Judge and the Australian & New Zealand Baking Industry.

2019 Major Sponsor

Manildra Group has been a major flour miller producing superior bakery products since 1952. Manildra’s state-of-the-art mills, in the heart of the NSW wheatbelt produce a full range of wheat flours, bakery mixes and associated products from premium Australian, GMO-free grain.

Our track record for quality, reliability, service and innovation has made Manildra a trusted and preferred choice nationally, from family kitchens to major Australian brands. Manildra customers can have absolute confidence in our products’ performance and reliability.

2019 Major Sponsor

At MAURI, we love baking and are excited about the role baking plays in bringing people together. For over 100 years we have proudly provided the best wholesome ingredients and inspiration that drives our passion towards Baking Better Together. MAURI is dedicated to the development of innovative bakery solutions which exceed our customers’ expectations on quality and performance.

As a leading supplier of bakery ingredient solutions across Australia and New Zealand, MAURI offers a comprehensive portfolio of high quality flours, yeast, premixes and improvers. We source the majority of our wheat from local growers and are committed to supporting sustainable farming practices of wheat across the country. We are proud members of the Baking Association of Australia to help grow and foster the baking industry towards a long and prosperous future.

Our product heritage and established relationships ensure we are well positioned to create products and services that are innovative and unique and we welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how we can add value to your business. Our MAURI Account Executives are based locally and will be happy to advise you on ways we can help to bake better together.

2019 Major Sponsor

The National Baking Industry Association together with its associated entities (Baking Industry Association of Queensland, Baking Industry Group and Baking Industry Training Australia) is the representative and employer body for the baking industry. We play a vital role in the development, promotion, education, training and protection for business owners within this industry.

Steeped in history dating back to 1891, our mission is to create opportunities, inform members and industry of news and trends, protect the trade and its history, and educate the current and future generations of bakers, pastry cooks, and the general public.

“Protect, Promote, Develop and Give a Voice To The Baking Industry”

2019 Major Sponsor

Vanrooy was established in 1978 for a simple reason, to supply quality bakery equipment for businesses to improve their product quality and efficiency. We started from our own experiences baking and the lack of innovative choices. So we decided to change it.

Fast forward to the present. We now offer a range of innovative machinery, covering the food equipment industry whilst continuing to work with renowned chefs and like minded individuals with the common goal of maximising technology to improve efficiency.

We believe that opportunities arise from looking ahead. Which is why we are very excited for what the future holds, but we are more excited to bring you along with us.

Competition and meal break sponsors