2024 Australian Baking Industry National Scholarship Awards


If so, we would like to give you the opportunity to ‘stand up and be counted’ in the best possible way! The ASB is partnering with EOl and a select group of sponsors and industry supporters to bring you the 2024 Australian Baking Industry National Scholarship Awards (ABINSA).

The aim of this prestigious competition is to showcase Australia’s best bakers and pastry cooks to the world. So, if you’re currently employed in a retail, manufacturing, or educational role within the Australian baking industry and you feel you have a contribution to make now is the time to register for your ABINSA Entry Kit and get your entry in.

How do the Scholarships work? There are two age categories, entrants will be emailed an entry kit for their relevant category once we receive their entry registration.

The Sydney J Packham Baking Industry Medal

Open to those who are 18 to 24 years of age as of 23rd August 2024. Entrants in this category will need to research, answer, and submit their answers to a broad cross section of industry related questions.

The Arthur E Denison Trophy

Open to those who are over 25 years of age as of 23rd August 2024. Entrants are required to research and submit a paper on one of the four industry topics as nominated in the entry kit.

Who can enter? The Scholarships are open to almost anyone in our Australian baking industry.
If in doubt, email abinsa@australiansocietyofbaking.com.au to check your eligibility.

Some people find it reasonably easy and some a little difficult. Most find it exciting, and almost everyone who takes up the challenge finds it rewarding… plus… there’s plenty of Industry help available out there too!

Event Partners

Gold Sponsors

Silver sponsors

Supporting sponsor:

The Australian Society of Baking

National Winners

Nick Davey 1991 – Owner of Orange Spot Bakery in Glenelg SA. Multi Awards at various Baking Competitions

Mike Goddard 1992 – Successful Business in Tasmania & TAFE Teacher in Hobart

David Musgrove 1993 – Now retired living in Cambodia after many years as a TAFE Teacher and later product development role at Allied Pinnacle

Nevon Sache 1996 – TAFE Teacher and documenting procedures and assessment training for various clients

Janet Blythman 1998 – Now Retired Category Manager Bakery Coles Supermankets, Production Manager Tip Top Dry Creek Adelaide, and Balfours, Procurement Manager RFG, General Manager NBIA, BAA Honary Board 2023, ASB Hall of Fame 2023

Ashley Gurney 2001 – American Society of Baking Hall of Fame 2023, Technical Manager Dawn Foods.

Cassie Baker 2003 – TAFE Teacher South Brisbane TAFE, Mentored many Bake Skills teams, Also dual winner with the Sydney J Packham Industry Medal

Leon Baily 2007 – Regency TAFE, Successful entrant in World Bread Shows, Specialises in Artisan Breads now retired.

Clete O’Brien – Owner of Denmark Bakery WA

Barry Lindemann 2014– Major Account Manager Allied Pinnacle

Cherrie Wilson 2016 – Mrs Jones the Baker

Morgan Clementson 2021 – National Marketing Executive Puratos Australia and New Zealand.

Jae Thomas 2020 – Technical Manager ISB Allied Pinnacle

Stuart Evan 2022 – Technical Manager ISB Allied Pinnacle

Entry for 2024 Australian Baking Industry National Scholarship Awards