Bjarke Svendsgaard

Age 23
State/nation representing: Tasmania
Recent achievements 2022 Retail Baking Bread World Skills winner

With which company are you doing / where did you do your apprenticeship? 
Oliver’s Latrobe Bakery and Cafe

When did you decide you wanted to become involved in the baking industry?
I applied for an after school job in a bakery because I needed some money. I was then asked to be a baking assistant for one of the bakers at nighttime for one day a week.

What would you like to get out of the LA Judge Award/why did you decide to compete?
I hope to meet some new people in the industry and learn some new things. Gaining a fun but challenging experience is also a thing I’m looking for. I decided to compete as my baking mentor suggested I should give it a go and that I would enjoy it.

What’s your favourite kind of baked product to create?
Different kinds of sourdough.

What is the best thing about being a baker?
Getting to try out new recipes and experiences.

If you could create anything in the world with baked products, what would it be?
I don’t really know.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Don’t really know, but I would like to be taking on new challenges and trying a bit of everything.