YOUNG CHAMPS TO CHALLENGE OF NATIONAL COMPETITION ears of hard work and determination are about to pay off for the nationâ€™s top young bakers and pastry chefs as they gear up for the nationâ€™s largest skills showdown: The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne.
Supported by the Victorian Government, the National Competition will be held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October at Melbourne Showgrounds. The young baking and pastry apprentices competing will join close to 500 other competitors to compete in over 50 skills with one shared goal in mind: To win a gold medal and become a â€˜National Championâ€™ in their skill. Retail Baking Bread competitors will be tasked with creating a range of products in 15 hours using their own recipes including wholemeal, grain and rye doughs, brioche, croissants, danishes, baguettes and sourdough. They will also be required to create a display piece aligning with the theme â€œRio Olympicsâ€? produced with live and dead doughs. Finally, they will be required to write a costings theory paper which will test their theory knowledge by costing a recipe to see how much a product costs to produce. â€œThe products will be assessed in a range of areas such as aroma, cell structure, general appearance, baked colour, baked weight and creativity to name a few,â€? says Chief Judge for Retail Baking Bread and TAFE SA lecturer, Ashley Schmidt. â€œThroughout the competition, the competitors are also assessed VU6/:HUKMVVKO`NPLULHZ^LSSHZ[OLĂ„UHSWYLZLU[H[PVUVM their products. â€œI am looking forward to seeing each competitor bringing their PUKP]PK\HSĂ…HYLHUKJYLH[P]P[`I`JYLH[PUN[OLPYV^UYLJPWLZHUK
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REGISTER to attend on the WorldSkills Australia website for your chance to see these up-and-coming superstars in action! Visit: worldskills.org.au/20162016national-competition