Being judged by celebrity chef Glynn Purnell was the icing on the cake for budding bakers in our Birmingham office when we cooked up a new charity event.
Our Birmingham team took part in a Great British Bake Off-inspired competition, making cakes, pastries and bread. Each entry was then judged by the Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur.
Over £200 raised for charity
The tasty treats were sold throughout our offices in Edmund Street, raising over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Marie Curie Hospice Fund.
Debbie Hyland, who leads the charity and social committee in our Birmingham office, said: “We usually host a Macmillan Coffee Morning event but this year – inspired by TV baking shows – we wanted to do something a little different. We’ve got a number of talented cooks in our Birmingham office and I’m pleased to say that lots of people got involved and produced some really delicious food.”
Celebrity chef commends outstanding entries
The winning baker was Associate Director, Adam Ramshaw. Judge Glynn Purnell, said: “It was great to see so many people being inspired to cook and rise to the occasion. Some of the entries were excellent and it was quite tricky picking the overall winner. It was an outstanding effort by all involved and a great way to support charity.”