BIA ‘rising star’ finalist joins Dawn as a Student Ambassador

mrt 21, 2019, 08:05 by Dawn Foods UK


Megan Roberts, BIA ‘Rising Star’ finalist and a Bakery undergraduate at University College Birmingham (UCB) has joined Dawn Foods as its second Student Ambassador for 2019.

Currently studying for an FdSc in Bakery Patisserie Technology, Megan joins fellow UCB student Rebecca Orrell, who has been working with Dawn for the last six months. 

Megan and Rebecca are working with Dawn, alongside their studies to gain valuable insight into the operation of a major bakery manufacturer as well as partnering with Dawn on several NPD projects. Both women will be working closely with Robin Loud, Dawn Foods’ Application Chef on developing new recipe ideas as well as blogging about their experiences in the professional bakery world.

Megan, 22 originally from Sutton Coldfield has also been a finalist in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie Scholarship and has been working to gain experience in various hotels, restaurants and bakeries over the last five years. She has an interest in new product development which she would like to continue after completing her studies.

“I chose to study bakery because I love to create and there’s nothing more exciting than watching people eat and enjoy the food you have created. The science element of bakery – how ingredients work in a particular way for example - is also fascinating and the bakery industry allows me to combine creativity and science and I love being part of it!

“I am very much looking forward to working with the professionals at Dawn Foods to enhance my knowledge and experience.”

Jacqui Passmore, Marketing Manager UK and Ireland at Dawn Foods commented:

“As a leading bakery company, Dawn Foods is committed to supporting young people in this industry. It’s their passion for knowledge and desire to experiment that keeps product ideas exciting and fresh. Our Student Ambassador project has been a great success with both Dawn and the students gaining a great deal from it. We’re delighted to have both Megan and Rebecca on board.”

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