Spoons at dawn! It’s the Big Bethanie Bake Off!


bakeBethanie – WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider – has launched Western Australia’s biggest bake off competition this year!

In an effort to close the inter-generational gap between our seniors and youngsters, Bethanie is putting on a baking competition whereby school students and Bethanie grandparents submit their secret family recipe to enter a statewide competition, judged by none other than one of Australia’s top chefs, Maggie Beer.

School-aged children will be asked to research their grandparents’ background and discover their favourite recipe. The children will then need to reproduce the dish -with the aid of a grandparent – and submit their application online for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

In a day and age where over 65’s make up roughly 35% of Western Australia’s population, seniors are proving to have an increasing impact on WA’s society. An event such as The Big Bethanie Bake Off will launch seniors’ vital role to the WA public on a scale like never before.

bethanieWorking for an organisation that consistently aims to offer engaging and social activity for seniors, Bethanie CEO Chris How is excited to launch a fun opportunity for the people of WA to work together in an effort to help close the ever-increasing generational gap and revive family backgrounds through rediscovering old family recipes.

Chris tells, “If we think back to the great times and people in our lives, how much of it is related to food? Why should this change in aged care? We should not just reflect on great memories that include food, but creating more memories around food for the future and for our future generations.”

“I am delighted to bring this concept to our valued WA seniors and students. We are very passionate about good food and creating happy, healthy memories here at Bethanie, so this is a great opportunity reignite the importance of learning about family histories and creating new memories in our children across WA.”

Each submission will be judged on the creativity, nutritional value, and complexity of the recipe, along with the story behind their secret family recipe.

Four Bethanie grandparents will compete against four students at the Have a Go Day, which will be held in Burswood, on 12th November 2014 for a Grand Finale live bake off! For further enquiries or to enter, check out www.bigbethaniebakeoff.com.

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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