Home bakers and preserve makers will be given the opportunity to have their bread, marmalade and chutney judged by a celebrity chef on Tuesday 14 March, when Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, takes on the role of head judge at Brimsmore Gardens’ Baking and Making Competition in Yeovil.
Entry is now open for everyone from novices to experts to take part in this culinary competition, which will raise money for Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA), a local charity run by volunteers who organise international writing competition, the Yeovil Literary Prize. Judging will start at 3pm in The Apple Tree Restaurant and as part of the garden centre’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the Baking and Making Competition will be open to the public, who are welcome to join in and enter the competition, watch the judging unfold, sample some of the entries and try their luck in a fundraising raffle.
Cath Collins, group food manager at The Gardens Group, explains; “We are really looking forward to welcoming Lesley Waters back to The Apple Tree to help mark our 25th anniversary and celebrate home baking and making with our customers. The standard of cakes entered into Brimsmore’s Cake Off last spring was outstanding, so we are all anticipating some delicious bread, chutney and marmalade entries from the local community this time around.”
The competition is open for entry until Monday 6 March and costs £5 per entry. Application forms can be downloaded at www.thegardeneronline.co.uk.