Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes USA with IBIE

The story of Bread Heroes

Rising Together

2020 is a year that will go down in history. No one could have foreseen what challenging, difficult and tumultuous years lay ahead.

At the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA with IBIE, we were looking forward to celebrating the best of the USA’s bakers in our usual way but clearly, that was something that could not take place.

As the pandemic unfolded, more and more stories started to emerge in the press of bakers’ remarkable acts of support and generosity to the community, all across the United States. 

It was a source of great support and comfort that our sponsors immediately embraced the idea that the Awards should celebrate the people behind the loaf.

Nominations flooded in from every corner. The stories were by turn moving, inspiring, astonishing and humbling. 

Our Winners

Meet our Heroes

In 2020 and 2021 we selected our Regional Bread Hero winners from all our wonderful nominations that flooded in from across the United States.


Read their inspiring and uplifting stories here.

Our Winners

Special Awards

In 2021 we expanded our search and heard about not only our regional Bread Heroes, but heroes that shone in special ways.


We celebrated the winners of the Tiptree Outstanding Achievement Award, IBIE Innovation Award, Brooke Bake Dream Team, Home Baker Bread Hero and Sustainability Hero.