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The Great New Zealand Bread Bake Off 2019 Entries now Closed!



Bake with the Best.
The Farmers Mill Great NZ Bread Bake Off - ENTRIES CLOSE 8TH OCTOBER 

The Farmers Mill great New Zealand bread Bake Off recognises the importance of breads and baking in New Zealand daily cuisine and looks to reward bakers for their passion, creativity and skill via our annual bread baking competition. Since 2013 Farmers Mill have operated New Zealands' only grower owned and operated flour mill in Washdyke, South Canterbury. Our people are passionate about the wheat they grow and mill and love seeing the breads that bakers craft from their 100% NZ grown and milled wheat flours. 

This year to make things easier for our valued bakers and bakeries throughout New Zealand we are only running the STATIC portion of the competition (no live bake-off this year) - so all you need to do is create, bake and courier your best bread(s) to Christchurch for Judging before competition closing time 10:00am on Thursday 10 October (we recomend to courier so your bread arrives the day prior to judging).

Farmers Mill invite the Best Bakers in New Zealand to Bake their best and bring it to the table for judging!  Entry details below.


Winners are well rewarded for their efforts with winning entries in 'each of seven International Bread Categories' receiving a grand prize of a Pallet of Farmers Mill SUMMIT Flour (seven pallets of Farmers Mill Summit Flour to be won) with certificates awarded for all Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

Key dates for the 2019 competition. 

  • Monday 02 September - Entries Open Online.
  • Wednesday 09 October - Target delivery window for entries - couriers accepted between 9:00am and 5:00pm Wednesday 9th and up to10:00am Thursday 10th.
    Bread can also be hand deleivered between 8am and 9am on the 10th.
  • Thursday 10 October: 10:00am - Static Competition judging commences.
  • Thursday 10 October: 3:30 through 5:30pm - Canapés, refreshments at Visions On Campus. Entries Open for Viewing.
  • Monday 14 October- Bake Off event winners announced.

Judging criteria

Your bread will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Judging criteria for both stages will include a number of factors, such as flavour, crust colour, structure/crumb, shaping/moulding, volume/general appearance, technical difficulty, originality and aroma.

Terms & Conditions

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All winners receive:

  • A signed certificate (Gold, Silver, Bronze).
  • Industry recognition.
  • Media coverage in SLICE Magazine.

Static Competition

The winner of each category will receive a pallet of Farmers Mill Summit Flour. Additionally, an overall winner will be selected for the Static Competition and they will receive the International Bread Trophy. If entered in more than one category, a contestant is eligible to win more than one prize.