Retirement Living residents are star bakers

29 July 2016

The eight competitors first watched a demonstration from Chef Lecturer, Sean McNulty who explained how to prepare the perfect choux pastry swan. They then took up their stations in the kitchen and began creating their own masterpiece using a selection of ingredients donated by Tesco. The final results were then placed next to numbers, keeping the creators identities secret and were judged by Sean and guest judge Claire Jamieson, Oakwood’s Chef Manager.

Retirement Living residents with Chef in kitchens

The judges tasted the sweet delights commenting on flavour, texture and presentation and crowned 72 year old Marjorie Price as the winner.

Marjorie, below, said, “Even though the afternoon has been competitive it has been lots of fun. It’s even taken me back to my school days!”

Retirement living resident Majorie - winner of the bake off!

Sue Hughes, Events Co-ordinator for the Trust, said: “It’s been a great event. It has been amazing to have the use of a professional kitchen. It really makes it feel like the TV show. We love encouraging our residents to take part in a range of activities. It’s all about staying active, socialising and having fun.”

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