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The search for the top Canarian baker comes to Adeje 

The competition is part of a national event and took place with 18 bakers

Adeje council’s departments of economic development, and of job creation, with councillors Manuel Luis Mendez Martín and Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, hosted the Canarian section of the ‘Ruta del Buen Pan’ in the CDTCA, with 18 professional bakers taking part.

Nationally the event is organised by PANATICS, a platform which recognises the best in bread makers all over Spain.  In the Canaries it is sponsored by Gespan, the Inveges Group and the Adeje council.

The ‘Miga de Oro’ or Golden Crumb was won by Juan Cabrera Rodríguez from Levain bakery in Gran Canaria, who has been working in the industry for 45 years.  In second place was a young baker from La Palma, Bryan Medina Santos, who works for the Zulay bakery. 

The event, for professionals in the sector, is part of the Adeje series of gastronomy events for the month of November, Degusta.Me 2021, “a very important event for the borough, showing that we are coming out of the depths of the pandemic, and we are delighted that these professional are here in Adeje to show off their baking skills”, said councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, adding that it was a fine example to young people too.  He presented the prizes alongside Ruymán Melián, director for Gespan and the Inveges Group.

The jury were made up of four professionals from the sector who evaluated the breads using a variety of criteria including image, form, grain and structure, weight, crust, taste and aroma.

The event is part of the national ‘Ruta Española del Buen Pan’ (Spanish bread route), with 17 Spanish regions taking part with the final to be held in Valencia in November.  From all the entries submitted during the regional and national competitions, the jury will select the 80 top bakers who will form the Spanish Bread route 2021.