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15th May 2023

2 Finalists for Gilda at the TOKA

Gilda Bakery in Bishopbourne has announced two finalist products at this year’s Taste of Kent Awards.

Organised by local food and drink ambassadors, Produced in Kent, the results for the 2023 TOKA were released at the beginning of last week, before the Coronation Bank Holiday, and revealed, much to the delight of owner Jon Warren and the team, not one but two products in the Savoury Bakery Category, their classic Gilda Country Country and Olive Sourdough Focaccia.

Having opened just over a year ago, in May of 22, Gilda has become quickly recognised in the area and across the county for their outstanding sourdough and pastries. Owner Jon Warren began with a passion for sourdough bread and has since opened and expanded the premises on the small Bishopbourne estate next to Worgans Farm Shop and The Tadpole Tearooms, as well as tripling his bakery team.

The Country sourdough has been a staple for the Gilda team and remains a popular choice among customers who travel from far and wide to pick up a loaf, while the Olive Focaccia is a reasonably new recipe for the Gilda team, but is also a clear favourite!

Owner Jon says, “We are thrilled to have two of our bakes selected at this year’s Taste of Kent Awards. Myself and the team have been working extremely hard over the past few months to take Gilda to the next level in terms of our products and this really is the recognition that the staff deserve. It’s so great to know that our bakes are enjoyed as much as we enjoy them!”

Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the Taste of Kent Food & Drink Festival happening on the 15th June at the Gulbenkian, University of Kent where Gilda will have a stall alongside all of this year’s other finalists. This event will be open to the public and trade.

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Gilda Bakery Ltd

Gilda is an artisan bakery in a beautiful, rural Kent location, producing quality, handmade bread and pastries.