Julie Bent and Head of Food Toni-Anne Harrison discuss entries to the schools bakeoff comp

The heat is on as dozens of schools compete in a Bake Off competition run by a Nantwich college.

Year 9 pupils from schools across Crewe and Nantwich have entered the contest run by Reaseheath College.

The first heat of the challenge is well under way, with teams of pupils from 42 secondary schools throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire, Manchester, Wirral and mid Wales making final touches to their tasty treats before submitting their ideas.

Schools can enter three teams of pupils who must produce a savoury or sweet cake or pastry with a Royal theme.

They must put forward their concept on a mood board, backed up by photos of the finished product.

Their work will be judged by a panel of Reaseheath food technologists, with marks awarded for presentation and appearance.

The semi finalists will have to reproduce their product in the New Year under the watchful eye of another Reaseheath panel.

Finalists will be invited into the college’s specialist Food Centre on March 20 to recreate their dishes in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The winning team will receive £100 in cash plus two tablets pcs for their school.

The second and third prizewinners will receive cash.

Julie Bent, Reaseheath’s food training and communications coordinator, said: “We invited schools to take part in this challenge, partly because home baking has become so popular and partly to encourage pupils to look seriously at careers in the wider food industry.

“We’ve had an amazing response. Although many entries have come from food technology departments, in some cases pupils from the whole year have become involved.

“We’re looking forward to judging some amazing entries.”

(pic: Julie Bent and Reaseheath’s head of food Toni-Anne Harrison with competition entries)

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