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‘McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year 2017’ shortlist revealed

We are pleased to announce the five shortlisted schools for our McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition. Achieving top scores in the preliminary judging, congratulations go to the following schools who will now compete in a live final at LACA – The Main Event on Thursday, 6th July: Chapter House Preparatory School (York); Cranbrook CEP School (Kent); Mendip Green Primary (North Somerset); Coed Eva Primary (Cwmbran) and Perran-Ar-Worthal (Cornwall).

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, will be putting the teams through their paces, marking them on taste and presentation.

The competition helps school caterers to encourage a passionate team of up to three children, between the ages of 7 and 11, to develop an interest in food preparation by baking one sweet and one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range. Fitting in with this year’s theme of ‘local produce’, teams were also required to include an ingredient that had been sourced within a 30 mile radius of their school.

The five finalists will compete in the live final at LACA – The Main Event to be in with the chance of winning £1,000 worth of kitchen equipment for their school.