Waterloo Food Festival hosts very own Bake off

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Kimberley Wilson

1 July 2014

Kimberley Wilson from the BBC's GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF and Gerhard Jenne from KONDITOR & COOK will judge Waterloo's best cake creation on 31 July

On the 31 July Waterloo will host its very own bake off competition as part of the annual Waterloo Food Festival. Local food businesses have been invited to enter a cake creation to represent them in an event to benefit the Waterloo Food Bank.

The entered cakes will go on public display on Emma Cons Gardens (opposite the Old Vic theatre) from 12pm on the 31 July. Kimberley Wilson, finalist on last year's BBC Great British Bake Off and Gerhard Jenne of Konditor & Cook will co-judge the baking skills of the Waterloo hopefuls and announce the winning creation at 1pm.

Members of the public are invited to come along to the 'big' cake sale and try a slice of cake (or two) between 5-7pm to help raise funds for the Waterloo Food Bank.

Speaking about the bake off Helen Santer, CEO of Waterloo Quarter, said: "The Waterloo foodbank provides vital support to vulnerable individuals and families in the local area. I hope that our charity bake off competition will help draw attention to its work and local workers and residents will come along to the 'big' cake sale and help us raise as much money as possible."

Kimberley Wilson said: "The team at Waterloo Food Bank work incredibly hard to support individuals and families in need. The money raised from this event will go a long way in ensuring that they can continue to be there for those who need them. As a long-time resident and donor it means a lot to me to be able to take part in this day."

Gerhard Jenne said: "Baking is all about sharing food with others; a celebration in the family, with colleagues at work or using it to raise money at a community event. The bake off is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the work of the Waterloo Food Bank and I'm very happy to be to be involved and give my support."

Waterloo businesses signed up to take part include: Eden Catering, H10 Waterloo Hotel, Cubana, Horse & Stables, The Walrus, Windmill Taverns, Raffo & Ridgeway and HMP Brixton's Bad Boys Bakery.

The Waterloo Food Festival runs throughout July with a mouth-watering programme of events and offers showcasing the vibrant mix of food and drink venues to be discovered in the SE1 area. Waterloo's many restaurants, pubs, cafés, bars and specialist food shops will be hosting exclusive events, tastings and demonstrations including an Evening Food Fair opposite the Old Vic theatre on 3 July, the Exotic Excess Café experience on 5 July, a Spanish & Latin-American Street Party on 17 July, the Waterloo Beer & Burgers Festival on 24 July and the Waterloo Charity Bake off on 31 July.

More information about the Festival can be found at www.wearewaterloo.co.uk To take full advantage of all the special offers, foodie competitions and events pick up a FREE Gastro Passport at participating retailers or by emailing info@waterlooquarter.org 

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