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Finalists Announced for the Big Bethanie Bake Off

30 October, 2014
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The finalists for WA’s biggest bake off competition – The Big Bethanie Bake Off – have been announced, with Bethanie finalists and school children from throughout the State preparing for a live grand final bake off at Have A Go Day on the 12th November.

The entries, which were judged by top cooking professionals including Australia’s favourite chef Maggie Beer this week, were marked on creativity, appeal of dish, nutritional content, and the story behind their favourite recipe.

Bethanie CEO Chris How tells, “We are really pleased with the enthusiasm and standards in the first year of this inaugural competition and it’s great to see Western Australia young children and grandparents teaming up to submit their favourite, nostalgic recipe.

Naming the finalists was no easy task however the judges felt that the eight finalistschosen represent the best entries from across the state.”

The 2014 Big Bethanie Bake Off Finalists are:

Bethanie Finalists
Lynda Smith from Bethanie Beachside, Yanchep, for her Coconut Tart recipe
Susan Broadfoot from Riversea Lodge for her Seven Layer Cookies
Margaret Ward from Bethanie Beachside, Yanchep, for her Buttered Fruitcake
Bethanie Mount Claremont Social Centre’s Cooking Group* for their Ham and Pineapple Pizza

School Students Finalists
Rowan Edmonds from Bolgart Primary School for his Ginger Bread Loaf
Giordana Incani from Sacred Hearts Primary School for her Zeppole recipe
Lucy and Emma Beckett from Mary’s Mount Primary School for Nonna’s Crumbed Eggplant
Miya Luthwood from Bambara Primary School for her Pumpkin and Sultana muffins.

Mr How continues, “We have had some fantastic culturally inspired culinary entries that have been shared through the generations, exactly what our aim was when we first came up with the Big Bethanie Bake Off – an effort to close the intergenerational gap between our seniors and youngsters”.

Chris How, Bethanie CEO

Chris How, Bethanie CEO

“Our thought process in developing this concept was that if we think back to the great times and people in our lives, how much of it is related to food? Why should this change in aged care? We should not just reflect on great memories that include food, but create more memories around food for the future and for our future generations.”

“I have been delighted to bring this concept to our valued WA seniors and students. We are very passionate aboutgood food and creating happy, healthy memories at Bethanie, and the Big Bethanie Bake Off has proved to be a great opportunity to reignite the importance of learning about family histories and creating new memories in our children across WA.” Mr. How concludes.

The finalists will compete against each other at Have a Go Day, which will be held in Burswood, on 12th November 2014 for a live Grand Finale bake off – with one winner announced from each category.

To learn more, log on to www.bigbethaniebakeoff.com

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