Matthew Thorpe wins baking competition

Matthew Thorpe, 22 year old baker from Adelaide, competed in the Laucke Flour Mill Professional Baking Competition held at the Royal Adelaide Show on the 10th of September.

Matthew walked away from the competition with a blue ribbon in the Artisan Bread Category, “I enjoy being able to work with my hands, there’s a degree of science and a degree of art and creativity involved in baking as well,” said Matthew.

Matthew also competed at the 2010 WSA National Competition held in Sydney, where he won a gold medal in the baking category. In 2011 Matthew, was chosen to participate in the BBM Skilled Futures Program which provided him with the opportunity to travel around Europe for two months where he completed training and work experience at a number of internationally known bakeries, patisseries and ingredient companies.

Since his journey with WSA, Matthew has established his own baking school, ‘Bakers Treat’ where he aims to educate, equip and inspire people to bake at home.