Tong Garden Centre baker shortlisted in national bakery competition

by | Sep 11, 2018 | Community, Independents, News | 0 comments

Tong Garden Centre
Head baker at Tong Garden Centre, Lee Parnham, shortlisted for Baker of the Year in the 2018 baking industry awards.
?
Judges from the awards scheme visited Lee Parnham at the Tong Garden Centre bakery in June.
?
They sampled many products including Tong’s renowned vanilla slice, quiches and Eccles cakes.
?
Lee honed his bakery skills in both independent and multi-site bakeries. He then joined Tong Garden Centre to head up the new bakery team.
?
He now manages a team of five who have delivered double digit sales growth every year since the bakery came into existence in 2015.
?
Tong’s Commercial Director, Sharon McNair, is proud of Lee’s achievements. “Lee has done a great job of building the team. He’s developed an exciting product range in response to customer feedback.
?
“Lee and his team have grown the bakery from a standing start in 3 years. The team now supplies the Food Hall and the restaurant with tray bakes and selected patisserie ranges.”
?
A delighted Lee didn’t reach the final three, said: “We have achieved so much and I’m proud to get shortlisted.
?
“I couldn’t have done it without the fantastic support and commitment of my team here in the Food Hall.”
?
Judges said that competition was tough and getting shortlisted for judging was a great achievement.
?
Lee and his team will be showcasing their skills at the forthcoming Taste of Tong event. This is happening on 15th and 16th September.
?

more latest news ➡

New logo for the Bransford Webbs Plant Company

A fresh, new look for The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company is proud to unveil a new company logo, launching at The 2024 National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park. An evolution of the original Bransford Webbs logo introduced almost twenty years ago; the heritage shades of purple and green have...

GCA CEO Peter Burks hosting a free sustainability webinar this month with the focus on water and ‘navigating the green minefield’

Free sustainability webinar for GCA members

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members will hear from a trio of sustainability experts during a free webinar this month (June 2024). The GCA is hosting the online event on June 26 from 3-4.30pm and it will cover water conservation and how to navigate environmental...

Retailers

Nearly 40% of UK retailers fail to meet delivery times

A new study, carried out by post-purchase customer experience provider parcelLab and e-commerce customer care - and fulfilment specialist Salesupply, highlights significant gaps in delivery reliability, tracking transparency and customer service...

Blue Diamond posts 2023 figures

Blue Diamond posts 2023 accounts

The new largest garden centre group Blue Diamond has posted its 2023 accounts which shows a £24.2m profit – a 16% increase on 2022. Sales for 2023 were £310.6m versus £259.3m last year, a 20% increase on 2022, and a 9% like for like uptake. This marks an important...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word

 

Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This