Five schools have been shortlisted for the Premier Foods McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.
Chapter House Preparatory School in York; Cranbrook CEP School in Kent; Mendip Green Primary in North Somerset; Co-ed Eva Primary in Cwmbran and Perran-Ar-Worthal in Cornwall in will now compete in a live final on 6 July at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
Each team is made up of up to three children between the ages of seven and 11. The live cook-off will see them create one sweet and one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range.
This year, to fit in with the theme of “local produce”, the teams’ recipe must also include an ingredient that had been sourced within a 30-mile radius of their school.
Judging the teams will be Judges Carol Harwood, attending on behalf of LACA; Andrew Green, director of operations at the Craft Guild of Chefs; and Mark Rigby, executive chef at Premier Foods.
Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods said: “With our McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition now in its third year, it is great to see new schools getting involved and we’ve been overwhelmed by the creativity in the recipe entries we received. Well done to all those who entered and especially to the five finalist teams who we can’t wait to meet at the live final. It’s set to be an exciting day and I know the judges are looking forward to watching the delicious sweet and savoury dishes being produced and crowning the overall winner.”
The winning team will win £1,000 of kitchen equipment for their school.
Videos from The Caterer archives