THE Street Bakeshop owner and baker, Tim Goodwin has announced winning Baker of the Year 2021.

Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London, the Baking Industry Awards saw bakers at the top of their game, with just three finalists being selected to the next stage.

The three finalists were Mark Woodgate, owner and baker at Marks Cotswolds Bakery, Lee Smith, owner and baker at Poppyseed bakery and Tim Goodwin, owner and baker of The Street Bakeshop.

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The bakers were judged on their skills, technical understanding, involvement and interest in what they do, while their passion and the creative process naturally did the talking for them.

Tim demonstrated quality at the highest level, from his hands-on baking, product creation and development to understand his range and customers, while his creativity and baking style reflected the standard of his baking and products.

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Through his skills, creation, passion and detail, Tim was a worthy winner of the Baker of the Year 2021.

Opening The Street Bakeshop in Old Basing in early 2020, The bakery specialises in sourdough, cake and pastry all produced in house by a team of 22. “He’s really at the top of his game and the products he makes are all of a benchmark quality, whether destined for his retail or wholesale customers,” the judges said.

After the awards, Tim said: "I think the best part of the job is to work with a great team of people who are interested in what we do, who strive to make a better product. We put our heart and soul into everything we do. We think we do a good job, but to actually be accredited, judged and then win is just unbelievable."

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