Ten entries from a total of 120 made it through to the final of Reaseheath’s Year 9 Schools Bake Off Competition. Held in our specialist Food Centre, contestants had to bake a cake or pastry with a royal theme.
The judging panel, made up of professional chef Brian Mellor, Cheshire WI judge Mary Hignett and Peter Wright, Chairman of sponsors the Wrights Pies Food Group, were looking for originality, presentation and taste.
Overall winner was Charlotte Parton, 13, from the Grove School, Market Drayton, who won a £100 cash prize plus two iPads for her school. Charlotte, a keen home baker, said: “The competition was brilliant fun and I got great feedback from the judges. It’s made me even keener to look at food science as a career.”