Coles bakery sweeps the floor at food awards

Coles Supermarkets has won a total of 72 medals at this year’s Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards, taking home more than any other entrant.

The supermarket giant won 12 gold medals, 32 silver and 27 bronze as well as the Champion Bread prize and the bakery team at Coles Meadow Mews won 18 awards for its range of locally-baked bread and cakes.

Jon Alexander, store manager for Coles Meadow Mews said that the team was ‘incredibly proud’ to receive 18 medals.

“Our Bakery Manager Shaun McCarthy has been the driving force behind the team, which has worked tirelessly to produce exceptional products for our customers and for the Awards,” said Alexander.

“The team is passionate about what they do and strive to do a great job each day they’re in the bakery – we’re always getting positive comments about the admirable quality of their work.”

Coles business category manager for bakery, Craig Taylor said the results are a credit to the hard work and dedication of the team.

“Each and every award is a credit to the craftsmanship, culinary skills and hard work of our team members involved in the product development and baking of our entries,” said Taylor.

“We’ve been entering the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards for many years now and this is our best-ever result. We hope it demonstrates our strengths in bakery and the wonderful work produced by our bakery teams across Australia.”


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