A school cook from Sheffield has won the 2017 Big School Bake Off after a thrilling live final.
Dawn Twenlow, head cook at Intake Primary School, won the title following two heats at the LACA Main Event on Thursday 6th July. She received her trophy at the LACA Gala Dinner that evening.
Finalists had 90 minutes to bake their creation and judges marked on taste, creativity, visual appeal and appropriateness for school menus. Each recipe had to be the baker’s own recipe and contain at least 50% fruit.
“This competition gets better and better every year. It was an extremely close-run final and the creativity on show was of a high order – a brilliant example of the level of talent that’s out there in school kitchens the country over. Massive congratulations to Dawn,” said judge Alex Hall, executive chef at Unilever Food Solutions, which runs the competition.
Hall was joined by Linda Cregan, chief executive of the Children’s Food Trust, and LACA representative Sylvie Babout on the judging panel.
Twenlow’s prize includes £500 Love2Shop vouchers, a further £100 Love2Shop voucher from competition supporter Hobart UK and a Let’s Get Cooking extravaganza for her school.