The winner of the fourth National Junior Baking Competition is the fifteen year old Ava Pierce from Gorey, Co. Wexford, who has won a €1,000 bursary fund due to her baking skills.
The event, which was sponsored by Aldi, in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Association, has hold the theme for the second year in a row was Lemon Drizzle Cake.
Pierce's Lemon Drizzle Cake is also going to be stocked in all 135 Aldi stores nationwide.
"It is wonderful to see the younger generation taking part and we look forward to seeing the winner’s Lemon Drizzle Cake on sale in Aldi stores in 2019,” said Anna May McHugh, NPA managing director.
The Competition and Foróige
Pierce is a member of Askamore Foróige Club and is in transition year in Gorey Community School.
County and regional finals were held nationally through Foróige, and the final was held today in Cook’s Academy in Dublin.
Aldi Ireland has an ongoing partnership with leading youth organisation Foróige.
“This competition encourages young people to think about good produce, it helps them hone their baking craft and it exposes them to a whole new world of manufacturing," said Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige.
Foróige works with over 50,000 young people, between 10 and 18 years old and 5,500 volunteers each year through a network of more than 615 youth clubs and cafes.
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