For the second year in a row, the American Bakers Association (ABA), will celebrate the best American bread bakers in partnership with the Tiptree World Bread Awards from October 29-30, 2019 in New York City.

ABA is supporting two categories in the 2019 competition: Sourdough and Wholewheat/Wholemeal. The two categories are among the 14 total, which range from baguette to pretzel.

Competitors – which include wholesale bakers – have the chance to receive a cash prize, trophy, and industry recognition should the expert panel of judges deem their product the best in class. The Awards are now open for online registration. Bread entries close September 30, 2019.

“Bakery has a rich history in America, as both a staple in the American diet and as a multi-billion dollar industry,” said Katie Juhl, m arketing & communications director at ABA. “We are excited to recognize and celebrate the best of America’s bakers.

“We are thrilled to be associated with American Bakers Association, the USA’s pre-eminent organisation representing the baking industry, with our shared passion and commitment to the world of baking," said Caroline Kenyon, foundeer/director of the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA.

The judges include New York baker and James Beard Foundation Award nominee Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit, Dana Cowin, renowned food editor, food instagrammer Alexa Matthews, EatingNYC, Claudia Sanchez, Editor, Edible Queens, Jansen Chan, director of pastry operations, International Culinary Center, Scott Goodfellow, joint managing director, Tiptree and David and Tracey Zabar of Zabars.

The Awards Evening at Landmark on the Park on Wednesday, October 30 will honor the winners and give all finalists the opportunity to mingle with VIPs of the press, baking, and food worlds.

Inspired by the UK Awards, the top annual competition for professional bakers in the United Kingdom, the USA Awards celebrated its first year in 2018.

Where: Landmark on the Park
            New York City, NY
When: Judging Day – October 29, 2019
            Awards Evening – October 30, 2019
To enter:
Bread entries close September 30, 2019.
Award Categories:

  1. American Bakers Association Sourdough
  2. Ciabatta
  3. Gluten Free
  4. Baguette
  5. Focaccia
  6. Bagel
  7. Specialty – Sweet
  8. Specialty – Savoury
  9. Challah
  10. American Bakers Association Wholewheat/Wholemeal
  11. Pretzel
  12. The Tiptree Showstopper USA
  13. Home-baker
  14. Overall Winner

Follow the World Bread Awards USA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, @breadawardsUSA.