Melanie Andrews

Director/Organiser for the Scottish Baking Awards 2020.
melanie andrewsMelanie Andrews MBE.
An energetic, motivated and extremely driven Business Leader, Award winning Professional Chef, Master Baker and an
Author with entrepreneurial flair.
Melanie is the Director and Founder of
The Scottish Baking Awards (TSBA).
Melanie founded and funded TSBA in 2009, a not for profit and only regulatory body for Artisan Bakers across Scotland.
Melanie worked tirelessly to build the TSBA from scratch into an industry recognised and Authoritative Baking Award body.
She Assessed and monitored nominees in the country; determining winners and hosting prestigious Award ceremonies.
Successfully engaged and involved the media at assessment/presentation events to promote nominees and TSBA.
Melanie has Written and published winning reviews for hotels, home bakers, tearooms, cafes, restaurants, schools and colleges.
Won personal recognition at local and international levels as one of Scotland’s best self-taught Master Bakers.
Invited to meet the Queen at Edinburgh (2014) and take dinner at Dumfries House with Prince Charles (2015) and Awarded an MBE IN 2017 for services to the Baking industry in Scotland.
Presented live cookery slots on Scottish Television and worked with the likes of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
Melanie has writren,designed, illustrated, printed and sold a range of easy to follow Melanie Andrews Baking recipe books ( 4 to date) 
Won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Scotland (2015)and came 3rd in world in self-published category(2016).
Melanie started her career with Craigard Catering at the age of 21.
Craigard Catering supplied high quality homemade cakes to hotels, B&Bs and restaurants in Scotland.
Continuously devising ,developing and improving recipes to meet ever changing nutrition and taste requirements.
Melanie began the Craigard Tearoom chain In Scotland from 1992 to date ,a profitable chain of 3 traditional Scottish restaurants with combined craft shops.
Recruited, directed and trained a cross functional team to manage front of house operations and up to 300 covers.
Cultivated a positive can-do attitude and team culture to ensure the highest quality & service standards for guests.
Meticulously tracked P&L, reviewed pricing structures and drove product upselling initiatives to increase revenue. 

Scottish Baking Awards 2020 is her new Challenge !