Finalist and 14th President's Medal Winner
Gumnut Patiserrie, Southern Highlands, NSW
Rhubarb & Strawberry Tart & Chocolate and Raspberry Bavrois
"We couldn't believe our ears when they announced Gumnut Patisserie as the winner of the 14th RAS of NSW President's Medal. To say we were honoured would be an understatement. The businesses we were up against were all awesome and we were pretty stunned that we had been named in the top six, but then to hear our little Patisserie in the Southern Highlands to be named as the winner was amazing. The reason we started the Gumnut Patisserie in the first place is so we as a couple could work together. Fast forward 26 years we have a team of 60+ including our four children, that we like to call our Gumnut Family. This is a whole team achievement, and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Gumnut Family, past and present. This prestigious award was such an honour to win, the Gumnut Patisserie will now forever be known as a President’s medal winner."
Tracy & Vicki Nickl, The Gumnut Patisserie - 14th Annual President's Medal Winner
Family owned and operated, the Gumnut Patisserie has an outstanding reputation for nurturing apprentices and remaining a wholly locally focussed business, with the benefit of attracting out-of-towners and tourists to their region. Following a philosophy of only using the finest of ingredients and never compromising on quality nor taste, Gumnut Patisserie is mindful of encouraging creativity whilst also honouring the time-honoured traditions a pastry chef must observe.