Tamworth baker Benjamin Halliday wins NSW title

A SLICE ABOVE: South Tamworth Coles baker Benjamin Halliday was recently named the business' best baker in NSW in a nationwide competition. Photo: Supplied

A SLICE ABOVE: South Tamworth Coles baker Benjamin Halliday was recently named the business' best baker in NSW in a nationwide competition. Photo: Supplied

IF YOU’VE been buying your bread from Coles in South Tamworth, there’s a good chance it has been baked by one of the best in the business.

Tamworth-baker Benjamin Halliday was recently named the best in NSW at Coles’ first national bakery awards.

“I was over the moon when I was named as a New South Wales finalist,” Mr Halliday said.

“I’m so happy that the passion and pride I put into my creations is paying off.”

Representing NSW, Mr Halliday competed for the national title baking a range of savoury and sweet treats, as well as a unique creation which saw the Tamworth baker serve up his ‘Hawaiian Hideaway’ pizza scroll.

There are more than 2000 qualified bakers employed in Coles supermarkets in Australia.

BREAD WINNERS: Finalists and winners from Coles national baking competition, including South Tamworth's Benjamin Halliday. Photo: Supplied

BREAD WINNERS: Finalists and winners from Coles national baking competition, including South Tamworth's Benjamin Halliday. Photo: Supplied