William Angliss Institute

Prestigious bakery award winner announced

William Angliss Institute bakery graduate Bethany Kalotas has won the 2017 John Patrick Conway Award.

Bethany made a selection of products including gateaux and éclairs. Fellow graduates Aya, Bethany, and Shania also competed in the 2017 competition which is open to all William Angliss Institute graduating bakery apprentices every year.

The John Patrick Conway Award is made possible through a generous bequest from the estate of the late Leah Conway, in honour of her husband, the late John Patrick Conway who was an Angliss alumni and teacher and was renowned for over 40 years as a baker and pastry cook of the highest order.

The award has offered a prize of $6000 to the winning student every year since 2003.

Students are required to write an essay, perform a practical demonstration and presentation and undertake an interview. The practical demonstration starts at 7:30am and is completed ay 4pm requiring the students to demonstrate their abilities to make a wide selection of bakery delicacies which are judged based on look, technique and taste. 

Judged by an external panel of industry professionals, the students’ work is reviewed against a strict criteria.

“We are so proud of all these four students who completed the John Patrick Conway bakery competition as this is a great way for apprentices to demonstrate the skills of the bakery industry,” said program leader patisserie and bakery Angela Tsimiklis.

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