Award winning bakery products from the unique Pasticceria Giotto based in the Prison Due Palazzi of Padua. The prison bakery was started in 2005 as a rehabilitation scheme to teach inmates a trade and to facilitate their reintegration into society.. The project helps to give them work and hope of a second chance in life.
Pasticceria Giotto creates artisinal products of extremely high quality and has won a host of awards and honours.
2007 – Silver Plate Prize by Italian Cuisine Academy.
2008 – Best Pastry Lab of the Year – Golosaria.
2009 – Gambero Rosso’s Top Ten for Christmas and Easter Cakes.
2010 - Dino Villani Award by Italian Cuisine Academy.
2011 - Gambero Rosso’s Top Ten for Christmas and Easter Cakes.
2012 – First Prize by the public at Taste, Florence.
2012 – Gambero Rosso Golden Book.
2013 - Best Pastry Lab of the Year – Golosaria.
2015 - Gambero Rosso’s Top Ten for Christmas and Easter Cakes.
Statistically in Italy and the world, 80% of inmates coming out of prison goes straight back to crime.
Recidivism of prisoners of the cooperative Giotto is under 2%.
This is the prize that Giotto Bakery cares most about.