28 Jun BidFood All-Female Team wins McDougalls Bake-Off!
Premier Foods has announced that Pamela Maclean, Alison Carmody and Vicky Mogford from foodservice distributor Bidfood, have been crowned the winning team of the McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition.
The final took place on 27th June at the Premier Foods head office in St. Albans, where teams went head to head in a live cook-off. The winning team wowed judges with their recipe for Persian Flapjacks with rose petals, pistachios and pomegranate, using McDougalls Flapjack Mix.
Sarah Robb, Foodservice Channel Marketing Manager at Premier Foods, comments: “We launched Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year in order to drive engagement with our customers and the wider industry. All of the dishes created at the live final were of exceptional standard and showcased the skill and creativity within the wholesale industry, but there can only be one winner. On behalf of everyone at Premier Foods I would like to wish the winning team from Bidfood a massive congratulations and would like to thank everyone who was involved in the competition, including our prestigious judging panel.”
The judges – Andrew Green, Director of Operations at Craft Guild of Chefs; James Bielby, Chief Executive at FWD; and Mark Rigby, Executive Chef at Premier Foods – had the tough task of choosing an overall winner from the final teams. The winning team from Bidfood received high scores for teamwork, presentation, taste and texture, and received £500 towards their chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation.
Pamela Maclean, team captain comments: “Our team was delighted to be shortlisted to go through to the live final and we are now thrilled to have won the competition, it’s been a fun day and brought out the competitive streak in all of us! We are proud to be able to donate the cheque to the British Heart Foundation, a charity which is very close to our hearts. The experience was a great initiative from Premier Foods and has allowed us to showcase the versatility of products with just a little imagination.”
Bidfood is an official sponsor of the Women in Wholesale conference.