Tiptree World Bread Awards USA – Official Press Release and Winners

Official Press Release from the Organizers of the Tiptree World Bread Awards with Food Is Great
Published: Nov. 14, 2018
Contact: Cat Shaw | cat@thefoodawardscompany.co.uk

America’s Best Bread Bakers Unwrapped

Stars of the bread-baking world gathered together at Landmark on the Park, Manhattan, New York City on Wednesday November 14 2018 for the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of the first-ever Tiptree World Bread Awards with Food is GREAT supported by American Bakers Association https://www.worldbreadawardsusa.com

The awards ceremony was hosted by Stephen Hallam, Master Baker, Managing Director of Dickinson & Morris in England and Chair of the Judges who was delighted to declare Sarah Owens of Ritual Fine Foods, Queens, New York as Winner of the Wholewheat/Wholemeal category  – and overall winner of the Awards.

“The field was incredibly competitive,” says Hallam, whose fellow judges, more than 30 of them, included legendary bakers Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit, Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery and Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread as well as David and Tracey Zabar of Zabars, the historic New York food emporium.

Sarah beat off competition from loaves sent in from around the United States – delivered by courier and in person on the morning of the judging at Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn, to ensure maximum freshness.

Guests celebrated the occasion with an array of British food and drink, from Toast Ale to Ridgeview, the award-winning English sparkling wine and Tiptree gin cocktails mixed with Fever-Tree, along with a feast of cheeses from Quickes’ Cheddar to Cote Hill and Caws Cenarth.

Tiptree World Bread Awards with Food is GREAT seek to celebrate the very best of American bread baking. “We are thrilled to have had such a successful launch year,” says Caroline Kenyon, Director of the Awards. “The choice, range and quality of bread in America today is immense.”

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Full list of categories and winners:

Overall Winner

Sarah Owens, Ritual Fine Foods, Queens, NYC: Table Loaf

American Bakers Association Sourdough

Julio Guarchaj, Grandaisy Bakery, Tribeca, NYC: Pane Pugliese


Julio Garchaj, Grandaisy Bakery, Tribeca, NYC: Ciabatta Grande

Gluten Free

Mario Librandi, Vegan Mario’s, Oak View, California: Rye-less Rye Buckwheat Sourdough Loaf

American Bakers Association Baguette

Clemence Danko, Choc o Pain French Bakery, Jersey City, New Jersey: Baguette Traditionelle


Julio Guarchaj, Grandaisy Bakery, Tribeca, NYC: Pizza Bianca


David Shalam, Heritage Bakers, Glen Cove, New York: Heritage Bagel

Speciality Sweet

Allison Charnitski, High Street on Market, Philadelphia: Orange Spelt Loaf

Speciality Savoury

Allison Charnitski, High Street on Market, Philadelphia: Allium Boule


Bary Yogev, Liv Breads, Millburn, New Jersey: Challah


Sarah Owens, Ritual Fine Foods, Queens, NYC: Table Loaf


Melanie Legoupil, The Dinex Group, Brooklyn, NYC: Pretzel

Tiptree Showstopper USA

Cheryl Holbert, Nomad Bakery, Derry, New Hampshire: Earl Grey Rose Challah

Best British-Inspired Loaf

Allison Charmitski, High Street on Market, Philadelphia: Juniper Tea & Fig Loaf

Editor’s Notes:

 Tiptree is headline sponsor of the World Bread Awards USA. The first Tiptree preserves were made in 1885 and Tiptree jams and preserves are now sold across the world, many of them made with fruit still grown on their farms in Essex www.tiptree.com

 Tiptree has always had strong links with the USA. Scott Goodfellow, Wilkin & Sons Joint Managing Director commented, “C. J. Wilkin, the son of our founder, toured several states back in the 1890s, to learn about fruit growing and jam making. New York City has a global reputation for excellent food, so it makes the perfect spot for the inaugural overseas Tiptree World Bread Awards. We are very much looking forward to discovering the world of artisan bread that is available across the USA.”

 The Food is GREAT campaign is a government initiative to support UK food and drink exports and to increase positive public perception and demand of UK food and drink around the world. www.great.gov.uk

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