Kitty Glencross, a final year student on University College Birmingham’s Bakery and Patisserie Technology degree, and Stephanie Horsley, also in her final year on the same course will be working with Dawn’s Application Chef, Robin Loud, to create new recipes using Dawn’s products.
Glencross and Horsley will also work on blogs and insights to be featured on the company’s website, trade press and social media platforms.
‘Fingers on the pulse’
Jacqui Passmore, marketing manager UK and Ireland at Dawn Foods said: “Every year we are delighted with the standard of students who apply to become Dawn Foods’ Student Ambassadors. The students are not only skilled at practical bakery but also have their fingers on the pulse about what is going on in the wider bakery and culinary world – from formats to flavour combinations, and social media influencers to celebrity bakers.
“Dawn’s partnership with University College Birmingham is a great way to support the up-and-coming talent starting out in the bakery industry.”
Dawn Foods provides ingredients, bespoke solutions and services to the bakery and foodservice industries. The company operates in the UK and Ireland from its base in Evesham, Worcestershire and employs more than four thousand people worldwide.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, a team of students from the University of Nottingham won the gold prize at Ecotrophelia UK with their Cracker(ed) it Crackers.
Each member of the gold-winning team took home a share of £2,000 and an invitation to become an IFST Young Ambassador.
The finalists pitched their products on 7 June 2022. The awards were introduced by the competition's chief judge and chair of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Science Committee, Chris Gilbert-Wood, and presented by James Williams of PepsiCo, which also sponsored the prizes).