Tiptree World Bread Awards USA announces winners
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The winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA is Guy Frenkel of Céor from Santa Fe Springs, California, with his sourdough loaf. The award was held as IBIE on September 20, 2022.

 Frenkel’s sourdough loaf, named ‘Glorious Bastard,’ was awarded First Place in the Sourdough category, in addition to earning the top prize. He is an LA-based filmmaker who became a bread baker, known as ‘Hollywood’s wizard of bread’. Frenkel was also declared winner of the Burger Bun category and runner-up in a further three categories: Bagel, Challah and Speciality Savory. 

The overall winner award comes with a USD 1,000 prize. as the Overall Winner of this year’s Awards, Naz Shekarchi, Céor’s Operations Director, was presented with a trophy and hamper by Scott Goodfellow, Joint Managing Director of Tiptree. 

The Awards are given in 15 different categories of bread. 

“The standard has been exceptional and how fitting that these, the fifth USA Awards, have been held at IBIE,” said Stephen Hallam, Chair of the Judges. Hallam’s team of 23 judges came together from across the US, the UK and Europe, and included Melissa Yanc, Quail & Condor Bakery, Karl De Smedt, The Sourdough Librarian, William Leaman Chef, Bakery Nouveau and Coinneach MacLeod, Hebridean Baker.

Winners

  • Overall Winner
    Glorious Bastard
    By Guy Frenkel, Céor (Sante Fe Springs, California)
  • Home-Baker
    Sprouted Wheat with Figs and Pecan Loaf
    By Richard Sperry (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Specialty Sweet
    Pistachio and Cherry Panettone
    By Diego Cubas, Wynn Las Vegas, F&B Encore (Las Vegas Valley, Nevada)
  • Specialty Savory
    Forbidden Rice and Sesame Loaf
    By Sandeep Gyawali, Miche Bread (Austin, Texas)
  • Gluten Free
    Rye-less Rye Buckwheat Sourdough
    By Mario Librandi, Vegan Mario’s (Oakview, California)
  • Pretzel
    Bayern Pretzel
    By Johann Willar, Wynn Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Challah
    Leavened Challah
    By Johann Willar, Wynn Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Bagel
    Jerusalem Bagel
    By Khawla Khalifa, Le Paton (Rancho Cucamonga, California)
  • Flatbread
    Pane Alla Pala
    By Michael Kalanty, produced for Delfina Restaurants (San Francisco, California)
  • Burger Bun
    Heirloom Brioche Buns
    By Guy Frenkel, Céor (Sante Fe Springs, California)
  • Ciabatta
    Pane Alla Pala
    By Michael Kalanty, produced for Delfina Restaurants (San Francisco, California)
  • Baguette
    Traditional Baguette
    By Stephane Grattier, Boulangerie Christophe (Georgetown, Washington DC)
  • Wholewheat/Wholemeal
    Hill Country Hundo
    By Sandeep Gyawali, Miche Bread (Austin, Texas)
  • Sourdough
    Glorious Bastard
    By Guy Frenkel, Céor Bread (Sante Fe Springs, California)
  • People’s Choice
    Michelle Nicholson, The Flour Girl (Hebron, Connecticut)
  • Tiptree Showstopper USA
    Brioche Feuilletée
    By Rich Gardunia, Crave Kitchen Bar (Eagle, Idaho)