America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest

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Winning Categories:
Best Commercial Raisin Bread
Best Artisan Raisin Bread
Best Breakfast Item

 

2013 Winners – 6th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest.

Sandy Kim – Chabaso Bakery, New Haven, CT, Grand Prize Commercial Spice Trader’s Raisin Stick
Nicky Giusto – Central Milling, Petaluma, CA Grand Prize Professional Artisan Golden Raisin de Soleil
Robert Nieto – Jackson Family Wines, Fulton, CA Grand Prize Professional Breakfast Raisin Chardonnay Brioche
CATEGORY WINNERS
COMMERCIAL

Judges Prize - Daniel Swift, University of Las Vegas; Chocolate Raisin Bread

Idea Prize - Alphonse Beccard, 5 Generation Bakers, McDonald, PA; Rum Raisin Christmas Swirl

ARTISAN

Student Commercial Prize – Kathy Zibilich, El Central Culinary School, Dallas, TX; Raisin Paska Bread

Judges Prize – Kristin Troester, St. Peter’s Bakery, Elverson, PA; Sultana Sunflower Bread

Idea Prize – Robert Sarubbi, Marriott International/Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL; Hard Crusted Raisin Pecan with Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Bread

Student Artisan Prize – Bradley Price, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Raisin and Harvest Pear Focaccia

BREAKFAST
Judges Prize – Kaitlin Guest, Gold Coast Ingredients, Commerce, CA; Golden Raisin Getaway

Idea Prize – Nancy Cain, Against the Grain Gourmet, Brattleboro, VT; Raisin The Bar

Student Breakfast Prize – Samantha Ring, Kendall College, Hoffman, IL; Sweet Potato Raisin Roll

2012 Winners – 5th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest 

Pamela Adams – University of Massachusetts
Commercial Grand Prize Winner
Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread
Courtney Reed & Susan Kay – Bay State Milling, Quincy, MA
Artisan Grand Prize Winner
Raisin² Pizza Crust
Olivier Saintemarie – French Pavilion at Epcot, Orlando, FL
Breakfast Grand Prize Winner
Raisins Florentine Danishes
CATEGORY WINNERS
COMMERCIAL
Judges’ Prize – Suzanne Tatis, Art Institute of Las Vegas, Lucky Golden
Idea Prize – Molly Burke, Cargill, Plymouth, MN
Student Prize – Maria Quinn, French Pastry School, Chicago, IL, Not Your Grandma’s Banana Bread
ARTISAN
Judges’ Prize – Philippe Sanchez, Marriott International, Orlando, FL, Fleur De Raisin (Raisin Flower)
Idea Prize – Siddharth Mangalore, Kendall College, Chicago, IL, Curried Whole Wheat Raisin Boulé
Student Prize – Jack Lonetto, Johnson & Wales Univ. North Miami, FL, Raisin Stuffed Challah Bread
BREAKFAST
Judges’ Prize – Joe Falcinelli, Bennison’s Bakery, Evanston, IL, Raisin Kouign-Amann
Idea Prize –Rachel Crampsey, Montclair Bread Co., Montclair, NJ, Carrot Raisin Nut Muffin
Student Prize – Roman Anglin, Ritz Carlton Int’l, Valencia College, Orlando, FL, Sunny TopsCalifornia Prize: Maurice Kalisky, Upper Crust Baking Co., Davis, CA, Raisin Walnut Multi-Grain Wheat Bread “Birdseed”

2011 Winners – 4th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest

Rachel Crampsey -Tribeca Oven
Commercial Grand Prize Winner
Currant Temptation
Gary Gottenbusch – Servatii Pastry Shop
Artisan Grand Prize Winner
California Raisin Walnut Pretzel
Philippe Sanchez – Marriott International
Breakfast Grand Prize Winner
Double California Raisin Whole Wheat Croissant
CATEGORY WINNERS
COMMERCIAL
Judge’s Prize – Angela Dodd, Cargill
Idea Prize – Nancy Sepe, Nancy’s Fancies
Student Grand Prize – Maddy Beck, Kansas State University
ARTISAN
Judge’s Prize – Jory Downer - Bennison’s Bakery, Sweet City Loaf
Idea Prize – Monica Hoffberg, Bakery Nouveau
Student Grand Prize – Margan Choi, The French Pastry School
BREAKFAST
Judge’s Prize – Bill Hunter, Crestone Group Baking Cos.
Idea Prize – Joanne Willcox, Apple Crumbles
Student Grand Prize – Nicole Barry, The French Pastry School

2010 Winners – 3rd Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest

Shawn Kearns – Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
Commercial Grand Prize Winner
Split Top Buttermilk Raisin Bread
Mitch Stamm – Johnson & Wales University
Artisan Grand Prize Winner
Couronne Aux Raisins
Angela Dodd – Cargill (Integrated Bakery Resources)
Breakfast Grand Prize Winner
Raisin Pecan Caramel Rolls
CATEGORY WINNERS
COMMERCIAL
Judge’s Prize – Steve Barnhart, Highland Baking Company
Idea Prize – Lin Carson, Wendy’s New Bakery Company
Student Grand Prize – Kacy Charlesworth, Pennsylvania College of Technology
ARTISAN
Judge’s Prize – Kevin Knight - Anjou Bakery,
Idea Prize – Ray McCue, Johnson & Wales University
Student Co-Grand Prize – Oprah Davidson, Johnson & Wales University
Student Co-Grand Prize – Chee Her, California State University Fresno
BREAKFAST
Judge’s Prize – Mike Dixon for David Corning, Dawn Food Products
Idea Prize – Mary Vande Walle, Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe
Student Grand Prize – Katrina Snelgrove, Pennsylvania College of Technology

2009 Winners – 2nd Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest

Ronald W. Guerrero, Sr. – Caravan Ingredients
Commercial Grand Prize Winner
Natural Swirl Raisin Bread
Larry Lobe – Dawn Food Products
Artisan Grand Prize Winner
Sicilian Raisin Brea

2008 Winners – America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest

Patrick Finney – Roman Meal Company
Commercial Grand Prize Winner
Salsa Latina Raisin Bread
Lionel Vatinet – La Farm Bakery
Artisan Co-Grand Prize Winner
Raisin Vanilla Bean Torsade
Luminita Cirstea – Bennison’s Bakery
Artisan Co-Grand Prize Winner
Raisin Rye Bre