Celebrity chef judges bake contest

April 02 2020

CELEBRITY chef and cookery teacher Romy Gill helped judge a bake-off competition at the Cabot Learning Federation.

Romy Gill and Steve Taylor with the winner
Students from 22 schools and settings took part in the contest, in which participants were asked to design and bake a cake that represented the CLF’s heart values. 

The winning cake was created by students from John Cabot Academy in Kingswood and featured rainbow colours to represent LGBTQ+. The runners up were from Bristol Futures Academy in Barton Hill.

Romy Gill, who was owner and head chef at Romy”s Kitchen in Thornbury, was joined for the judging at Bristol Brunel Academy in Speedwell by the federation’s chief executive Steve Taylor. All the cakes were later sold and raised more than £50 for the CLF’s big trip.

Executive principal Kate Richardson, who organised the event, said:  “The judges were most impressed by the way the students made decisions about what to bake by incorporating our values of high expectations, equity, all children achieving, resilience and tolerance. 

“The cakes were delicious and the students were really proud to share the stories behind their bakes, they were also inspired to hear Romy talk about her love of baking and how she progressed into a career as a professional chef. To be able to host an inclusive event like this and raise money for our big trip made for a brilliant afternoon.”

"Thank you to The Italian Kitchen and the Sticky Fingers Bakehaus in Hanham for sponsoring the prizes for the event."