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Proud to now be an Award Winning Micro-Bakery!


Planet Leicester Bakers submitted entries to the inaugural Small Food Awards. I am thrilled to announce that an award was won!

All-butter croissants and pain au chocolat were entered by Planet Leicester Bakers into the Viennoiserie category.  The pain au chocolat won second place. The category was judged by Master Baker Mickael Jahan, an expert in Viennese pastry and bread and a tutor at the School of Artisan Food. Chris Smith, a food enthusiast, helped Mickael with the decision making. The judges commented that the breads had an ‘open and light’ texture and a very nice croissant flavour!

Presentation of award winner’s certificate by Andrew Wilkinson from Gilchester’s Organics, one of the generous sponsors of the awards!

The awards have been established by the School of Artisan Food in partnership with Virtuous Bread. The aim is to give an award winning opportunity to micro food producers. A variety of categories were available (bread, cheese, charcuterie, Viennoiserie, and chocolate).  Micro businesses operate with very limited resources, equipment and staff (if any).

All the winners at the finalists’ presentation, School of Artisan Food. With Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread, Julie Byrne from SAF and Sybille and Andrew Wilkinson of sponsors Gilchester’s Organics.

Thank you!