Celebrating the up-and-coming Bakers and Pastrycooks of Queensland

2022 BITA Apprentice Awards - Presented by MOI International

The 2022 BITA Apprentice Awards took place in the ballroom at Victoria Park Golf Course on Wednesday 2nd of November. Queensland based Registered Training Organisation, Baking Industry Training Australia (BITA) (Provider #31200) supported the younger generation of the baking industry by rewarding baking and pastrycook apprentices for their skills, hard work, and dedication to their career.

25 awards were presented to first year, second year, and third year apprentices who demonstrate the highest standard of skill and knowledge in their qualification. In addition, the Overall Apprentice of the Year, and the Rising Star awards were also presented bringing the total to 27 awards.

The 2022 Overall Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by MOI International) was awarded to Chloe Murray who also received the Third Year Apprentice of the Year award for the Bread Baking qualification. The Rising Star award (Sponsored by Angel Yeast) was presented to Ellie Cash who also received joint third place for the Apprentice of the Year Baking qualification category.

The winners of Apprentice of the Year for the Baking Qualification, sponsored by Woolworths include the following:

First Year
First Place – Tomas Young
Second Place – Cody Kajewski
Third Place – Ellie Cash & Rick Schwarz

Second Year
First Place – Skye Gill
Second Place – Hector Escriva
Third Place – Tess Currin-Ross

Third Year
First Place – Michael Eason
Second Place – Elijah McCulloch
Third Place – Nicole Weise

The winners of Apprentice of the Year for the Cake and Pastry Qualification, sponsored by Allied Pinnacle include the following:

First Year
First Place – Isabella Mackail
Second Place – Emily Stubbs
Third Place – Alyssa Hatherell

Second Year
First Place – Amanda Fairbank
Second Place – Shakira Peters

Third Year
First Place – August Stokes
Second Place – Brittney Siedofsky

The winners of Apprentice of the Year for the Bread Baking Qualification, sponsored by Manildra Group include the following:

First Year
First Place – Anqi Cao
Second Place – Georgia Minter
Third Place – Jarom Ormond

Second Year
First Place – Chantel Walsh
Second Place – Ramir Nechaldas
Third Place – Steffanie Matthews

Third Year
First Place – Chloe Murray
Second Place – Abbey Pascoe
Third Place – Szhyene Te Rore-Poharama

The 2022 BITA Apprentice Awards where MCed by Shaun Pyne of Pynes Pie Reviews who is known for his pie reviews and promotion of bakeries around the country. In attendance was a selection of industry professionals, government representatives, independent baking businesses, apprentice bakers, apprentice pastrycooks, family, and friends.

On behalf of all BITA Apprentices and those who attended the 2022 BITA Apprentice Awards night, BITA would like to thank MOI International as presenting sponsor, Allied Pinnacle, Woolworths, Angel Yeast, Manildra Group, and the National Baking Industry Association as award sponsors, along with Queen Professional, Bake Skills Australia, The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition, KBI Group, Cognitive Financial Partners, HotMitts, and All About Bakery Equipment as supporting sponsors of the evening.