Register to attend McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year final
03/07/2019 - 10:40
Delegates have one week to register for LACA's Main Event and attend the live final of McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

Held on the Thursday, the shortlisted schools, with teams of children between the ages of 7 and 11, will showcase their skills by baking either one sweet or one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range, in addition to including an ingredient that had been sourced within a 30 mile radius of their school.

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.

Also included this year was a partnership with Birmingham Mind, the mental health charity, who will be on hand in the lead up and on the day of the competition.

On Wednesday 10 July a charity representative will be leading a one hour session with school caterers, running exercises on how best to deal with children’s confidence in the kitchen.

On the day of the final, before the live bake off, all pupils from the shortlisted schools will also be taking part in a one hour workshop, which will involve resilience training to help relax the pupils and ensure they feel comfortable, confident and excited for the final ahead.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods said: “This year is an incredibly exciting year for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year Competition, not only is it our fifth year running but we also have a whole host of exciting new elements for 2019. 

“We will  be working with Birmingham Mind, the mental health charity. This is such an important element to us as we have seen a clear link off the back of the competition between cooking and pupils’ confidence increasing, so we really believe this will help enhance this further. Mental health is a really key topic right now and it’s essential it’s taken seriously in the school environment.

“I want to finish by saying a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to register and enter, as well as a massive congratulations to all the shortlisted schools. As always it was so tough choosing the final five, we were blown away by the standard and we can’t wait to see all the incredible dishes come to life in our exciting live bake off at LACA. What an incredible way to celebrate the fifth anniversary.”

To register for the free-to-attend workshop, visit: 

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