We are proud to announce that Christopher Freeman received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Baking Industry Awards on Wednesday 7th September. The awards were hosted by Richard Madeley and held at the London Hilton Hotel Park Lane.
The award was given to Christopher for his commitment to the Baking industry, dedication to the training of future bakers and his charity fundraising. He founded National Doughnut week over twenty years ago and has to date raised more than £740,000 for children’s charities. Christopher also supports local charities and always tries to donate either baked goods or vouchers for Dunn’s Bakery products.
As past president of Allied Bakery Student Training ( ABST) in 2010 and president-elect of The National Association of Master Bakers for 2012 his dedication to the baking industry is paramount in everything he does . Whether it’s training visiting bakery students to devising new bakery products such as the New ” redemption ale bread” Made from locally brewed beer in Tottenham Christopher’s commitment comes from being a fifth generation baker – baking is truly in his blood.
Christopher was also a finalist for The Baker of the year at the BIA awards. Although the award was won by Ditty’s Bakery of Castledawson there was only half a point difference between the winner and runner-up. All three finalists including David Smart of Greenhalgh’s Bakery in Bolton were all bakeries that focussed on promoting not only the baking industry and it’s craft but also their links to the local community.
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