Global bakery manufacturer and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods has announced the winners of its annual Sweetest Bakery in America and Sweetest Bakery in Canada contests. More than 1,200 bakeries participated in the competitions across the U.S. and Canada.
“The entire Dawn Foods family extends a big thank you to all bakeries that participated in our Sweetest Bakery contest this year and congratulates our national winners in the U.S. and Canada as well as our state category winners,” said Dave Rhoades, North America VP of marketing for Dawn Foods. “Each and every day, we are inspired by your hard work and commitment to making life’s sweetest moments even sweeter. For nearly a century, it’s been our longstanding commitment to deliver new ways to help grow your business. These contests, which keep bakers top of mind with customers during the voting period, are just one way we deliver.”
Now in its third year, the competition invited communities across the U.S. and Canada to cast their vote (from July 1 – Sept. 30) and help their favorite bakery win the title of Sweetest Bakery in America and Sweetest Bakery in Canada. The annual contest continues to grow in popularity receiving over 1.4 million votes via text and online throughout the contest[i]. Participating customers also saw up to 9% sales growth throughout the contest
2019 Sweetest Bakery in America winner: Sweet Crunch Bakeshop
This year, Sweet Crunch Bakeshop earned the title of Sweetest Bakery in America. The bakeshop, which operates its business via a food truck, recently relocated to New Hampshire after nearly seventeen years in Vermont. Sweet Crunch is now more accessible than ever and is focused on bringing its popular cookies, donuts and bakery items to customers throughout New Hampshire and around the country.
“Picking up and moving my bakery last year was not an easy decision, but the outpouring of support I have received from Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts has been incredible,” said Debbie Burritt, owner of Sweet Crunch Bakeshop. “We want to thank our customers for supporting us throughout this contest and making us feel right at home. This recognition is a testament to what you can do when you set your mind to a new venture and shows bakeries of all shapes and sizes that anything is possible.”
For more details on the state winners across America for the Sweetest Donut Shop, Sweetest Cake/Cupcake and Sweetest Full Line Bakery, visit: https://sweetestbakeryinamerica.com/.
2019 Sweetest Bakery in Canada winner: Dooher’s Bakery
For the second year in a row, Dooher’s Bakery of Campbellford, Ontario, received the top spot as the 2019 Sweetest Bakery in Canada. The bakery has served the southern Ontario community for almost 70 years and is focused on creating and refining family recipes.
“To be named the Sweetest Bakery in Canada for the second year in a row is an incredible feeling,” said Cory Dooher, owner of Dooher’s Bakery. “As a fourth-generation bakery, we know the support of our local community is key to our success and we cannot thank everyone enough for voting for us again this year. My grandparents started the bakery 70 years ago with just two little wood burning ovens and today we have grown to a staff of more than 30 – I know they would be incredibly proud of this recognition and where we are today.”
For more details on the provincial winners across Canada for the Sweetest Donut Shop, Sweetest Cake/Cupcake and Sweetest Full Line Bakery, visit: https://sweetestbakeryincanada.com/.
Both Sweet Crunch Bakeshop and Dooher’s Bakery will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to participate in a workshop with Dawn’s Senior Bakery Application Chef, Melissa Trimmer CEPC, who has more than 20 years of critically acclaimed work in top hotels, leading restaurants, food distributors, a renowned culinary school, and consulting work for national and international accounts. During the sessions, each bakery will create custom bakery items and learn about the industry’s latest trends to incorporate new ideas into their offerings.