Jessalyn Jennings, aged 13, from Brickens Foróige club, took one of the two top places in last Saturday’s regional section of the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Finals competition, held in Moate Community Secondary School. This now puts Jessalyn through to compete in the National Finals, taking place in the Aldi tent at the National Ploughing Championships from September 17 to 19 next.
The young bakers in the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition 2019 have been tasked with creating the perfect Chocolate Fudge Cake. The winner’s cake will be put on sale nationwide in Aldi stores next year and they will receive a €1,000 cash prize to help them on their baking journey.
Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said: "This competition provides a fantastic opportunity for young people who want to explore the world of food production, baking and manufacturing. We are delighted to be partnered up with Aldi yet again this year, because their support and dedication to the young people of Ireland enables us to facilitate the brilliance of our young bakers."
Commenting, Aldi Group Buying Director, John Curtin, said: "Congratulations to Jessalyn and Jamie, who demonstrated their tremendous baking skills, creating delicious Chocolate Fudge Cakes. The competition gives Ireland’s young people the unique chance to create a product that will be sold nationwide, fostering creativity and entrepreneurship. Our 2018 winner, Eva Pierce from Gorey, Co Wexford, produced an excellent Lemon Drizzle Cake and we are hoping this year’s winner can emulate her delicious cake."