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Bakers compete for accolades

THE GUILD of Bakers and Pastry Chefs of Western Slovakia held the seventh competition for the best Bratislavský rožok, a special pastry whose history dates back to the 17th century, on the last weekend in January in Bratislava. It was part of Danubius Gastro, a gastronomy fair that took place along with the tourism-related ITF Slovakiatour on the Incheba fair premises.

THE GUILD of Bakers and Pastry Chefs of Western Slovakia held the seventh competition for the best Bratislavský rožok, a special pastry whose history dates back to the 17th century, on the last weekend in January in Bratislava. It was part of Danubius Gastro, a gastronomy fair that took place along with the tourism-related ITF Slovakiatour on the Incheba fair premises.

A total of 37 bakers and pastry chefs from 11 Slovak and foreign companies took part in the competition.

Róbert Földes from Pekáreň F+K in Komárno won gold in the category of masters, followed by Kateřina Sedláková from the Czech school SOŠ (secondary vocational school) Jeseník and Lajos Hidasi from the Hungarian Magyar Péksövetség.

Jessica Škůrková from SOŠ Jeseník won first place in the junior category. The silver went to Petra Szántó from Magyar Péksövetség and the bronze to Zuzana Strelníková from the school SOŠ Banská Bystrica.

The award of Guild Master of the Guild of Bakers and Pastry Chefs of Western Slovakia went to SOŠ Nitra and the guild’s chairman award went to SOŠ Topoľčany.

The Guild of Bakers and Pastry Chefs of Western Slovakia also held a competition for the best bread.
Zobor bread (1,000g) from the Topoľčany-based Topec bakery, won the title of Best Industrially Produced Bread of 2013. Seven other breads were listed as Industrially Produced Breads of Excellent Quality.

The title Best Artisanal Bread of 2013 went to Handlovský bread (850g), manufactured by Prievidzské Pekárne a Cukrárne bakery and patisserie. In total 13 breads earned the Artisanal Breads of Excellent Quality title.

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