Major sponsor and prize sponsor

Puratos is an international group offering a full range of innovative food ingredients and services for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors.  We serve artisans, retailers, industrial and food service companies in over 100 countries around the world. Together, we move the planet forward by creating innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere.  Our product range includes Belgian chocolate, fruit and cream fillings, glazes; bread and cake improvers, sourdough, non-dairy toppings and egg-wash alternative.

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“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.

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Major sponsors

Trading since 1952, Australian Bakels’ purpose is to supply ‘Ingredients for Inspiration’ by delivering quality products, service and innovation.

Based in Silverwater, NSW, our core business and technical expertise is in specialised bakery and food ingredients. We have first class Australia-wide facilities for quality control, product development, test baking and customer demonstrations.

Australian Bakels employs 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.

As a division of the privately owned International Bakels Group, Switzerland, 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.

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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”

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.

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Vanrooy Machinery is the leading supplier of food equipment to the industry in Australia and New Zealand and has been since 1978. We are a family-run business who pride ourselves on the belief that to make the highest quality products, you need world class food equipment with expert technical support; and our company is an embodiment of exactly that.

Vanrooy Machinery specialises in Bakery, Patisserie, Chocolate, Gelato, Ice Cream, Pizza, Pasta, Industrial Lines and Food Processing. We offer exclusive 2-year warranty on most of our equipment, 24/7 servicing and tech support, and product trials in our on-site Test Kitchen for full peace-of-mind before you buy.

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.

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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 Australian based Baking Centre located in Mortlake Sydney.

Our Asia Pacific Bakery headquarters is 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.

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Supporting sponsors

At MAURI, we love baking and are excited about the role baking plays in bringing people together. 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 our wheat from local growers and are committed to supporting sustainable farming practices across the country. MAURI is dedicated to the development of innovative bakery solutions which exceed our customers’ expectations on quality and performance.

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Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives.

Competition and meal break sponsor