Bake-off to be judged by chef Galton Blackiston as part of Norwich Cathedral Refectory anniversary celebration

Chef Galton Blackiston teams up with Norwich Cathedral Refectory staff to appeal for recipes for their tenth anniversary Bake-Off. Catering assistant, Declan Snowling, left, and manager, Simon Abel. Picture: Denise Bradley Chef Galton Blackiston teams up with Norwich Cathedral Refectory staff to appeal for recipes for their tenth anniversary Bake-Off. Catering assistant, Declan Snowling, left, and manager, Simon Abel. Picture: Denise Bradley

Dan Grimmer dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:00 AM

A decade of the refectory at Norwich Cathedral will be marked next month with people who enjoy baking invited to dish up a tasty treat to help celebrate.

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The cathedral’s refectory was built on the site of the original monk’s dining hall, and officially opened on April 2, 2004.

Ten years on, and one of the celebratory events will see Michelin- starred chef Galton Blackiston judge the finalists in a bake-off competition.

Mr Blackiston will judge the final of the bake-off competition on Tuesday, April 22 when 10 finalists will be competing for the title of Refectory bake-off winner.

Members of the public are invited to email their cake recipes to the refectory by April 1.

They can be anything from a Victoria sponge to a cupcake, but the judges will be looking for a special or creative twist.

The event on April 22 will start at 3pm and Galton will also be giving a talk on his experiences as a top chef. Entry will be free and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The winner will see their recipe produced for sale in the Refectory throughout May and will also win a lunch for two,

Another event taking place as part of the anniversary celebrations is a free cake day on Tuesday, April 1 when visitors to the refectory can enjoy some free cake between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Visit www.cathedral.org.uk/10years for further details on the events and how to enter the bake-off, or call 01603 218322.

Meanwhile, an exhibition on how abstract painter John McLean’s work has been turned into stained glass windows is on show at the Hostry Visitor and Education Centre until Sunday, April 27.

Opening hours are 9.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday and from 12pm until 3pm on Sundays. Entry is free.

Is an organisation you are involved with celebrating a special anniversary? Tell us about it by calling reporter Dan Grimmer on 01603 772375 or email dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk

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