University of Essex

14 March 2017

Baking off for Fairtrade Fortnight

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 5:25 pm
An image of our bake off finalists.

Our bake off finalists with their cakes.

Departments from across the University took part in our Fairtrade bake off to raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight from 27 February to 12 March.

Each Department hosted their own bake offs, before the departmental winners came together to battle it out for the crown of Ultimate bake off champion.

On Wednesday 8 March, entrants from Event Essex, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Estate Management Section, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Language and Linguistics and the Finance Section came together with their fantastic entries.

All of the delicious cakes were baked using Fairtrade ingredients and were judged on criteria including taste, texture and presentation.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Jules Pretty, headed up the judging panel with Sheila Abdul Aziz from the Department of Mathematical Sciences taking the crown, for an impressive Black Forest Gateau.  Sheila won a selection of Fairtrade goodies, and all entrants received a bar of Fairtrade chocolate to thank them for their efforts.

Products certified as Fairtrade ensure better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. You can buy a range of groceries, from bananas and sugar to coffee and beauty products, which are sourced responsibly. To find out more, visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

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