This weekend on Saturday 5th October, The Old Ship Hotel in Padstow is hosting its annual, open Sticky Toffee Pudding competition. Open to all ages and skill levels, entries from across the U.K are welcome to take part.
Steve Ashworth, winner of the South West Chef of the Year 2013 and one of the most well-known foodies in the South West and Adrian Oliver, chef at Cornish Field Kitchen and supporter of the competition came up with the fundraising idea back in 2014 and the event has become an annual occurrence.
The competition is free to enter and requires participants to bring one full-size sticky toffee pudding to be judged by experts. The rest will be purchased by customers with all proceedings going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the largest charity dedicated to saving lives at sea. With over 350 lifeboats, the RNLI covers 19,000 miles of coastline as well as some busy inland stretches of water.
However, all candidates will face stiff competition. Last year’s winner, Anne Burton, will be returning to defend her title and participants can enter from across the nation. If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress the judges, why not enter your Sticky Toffee Pudding. You can send it by post or make a weekend of it in Padstow.