Premier Foods has announced the five shortlisted schools for its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.
Coming out on top in the preliminary judging, the following schools have made it to the final:
- Ryhill Junior Infant and Nursery School
- St Martin and St Mary C of E School
- Cherry Burton School
- Woodlands Primary School
- Kingstone Academy Trust
The shortlisted schools will compete in a live final held at LACA ‘The Main Event’ in Birmingham on Thursday 11 July.
The McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition helps school caterers to encourage teams of up to three children, between the ages of seven and 11, to develop an interest in cooking skills by baking either one sweet or one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range.
Continuing with the successful theme of ‘local produce’, teams were also required to include an ingredient that had been sourced within a 30-mile radius of their school, encouraging children to learn about food sourcing and provenance, and to cook with local ingredients. The five finalists will compete for the chance to win the jackpot of £1,000 worth of kitchen equipment for their school. All runners up will also receive £250 worth of kitchen equipment.