National Bakery School graduate wins Rising Star Award
22 September 2016
Toynton, who has just gained a First in her BSc (Hons) Baking
Technology Management degree at
LSBU, has been awarded a Rising Star Award in recognition of her volunteering
efforts and numerous internship placements at ingredient companies, bakers,
patisseries and millers.
The Baking Industry Awards recognises the skills and achievements
of bakers and related trades through a number of categories, including; the
Rising Star Award, Baker of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to the Baking
Industry and Bakery Manufacturer of the Year.
The Rising Star Award received by Toynton in front of more than
800 industry guests at London’s Park Lane
Hilton, recognises high achievers who have demonstrated talent and
commitment to the industry.
winning the award, Claire said:
“I’m absolutely delighted; I definitely didn’t expect to win.
It’s such a massive honour to have industry professionals such as Piero Scacco
and David Powell think you deserve such an accolade. I really hope I will do
them proud in the future.
“I had always known about the
Baking Industry Awards but never felt confident enough to enter. This year our
Course Director, Elaine Thomson, suggested I apply, I did and I got
shortlisted to the final 3 and won!
“The awards ceremony was
fantastic. I was nervous about being called on to stage with the other
nominees, but to then find out I’d won was so overwhelming all I could think
about was walking up and not tripping over!"
Claire is currently working as a Bakery
Technologist at Delifrance. Her advice for current students: “Enjoy the full experience of
being at university and make the most of your time as it goes by so quickly! I
would also reiterate the importance of networking, making contacts and getting
yourself out into industry!”