Staff and residents’ family members at a care home went head-to-head for British Pie Week.
Field View care home in Blackhall marked the week with its own bake-off, in which homemade pies and recipes were submitted anonymously for taste testing.
Residents tucked into the homemade pies before scoring them for their presentation and taste.
Domestic assistant Gillian Holmes’ delicious rhubarb and ginger pie saw her named ‘Star Baker’ and presented with an engraved chopping board trophy.
The event was just one in a series of pie cook off competitions happening in Maria Mallaband and Countrywide Care Homes across the whole of the North East and North Yorkshire.
Winners and other notable entries from each home will have their winning entries published in a recipe book, delivered to the group’s care homes across the region.
Our cook-off competition was a great opportunity for our staff and our residents and their families to get together and bond over sharing food, swapping family recipes and enjoying a good time together.Michelle Howarth
Field View care home manager Michelle Howarth said traditional British cuisine was a big favourite among residents.
“We place a lot of importance on providing our residents with the food they love,” she said.
“Many grew up enjoying home-cooked pie dishes so we thought that a great way to celebrate British Pie Week was to try a selection of traditional and newer recipes.
“Our cook-off competition was a great opportunity for our staff and our residents and their families to get together and bond over sharing food, swapping family recipes and enjoying a good time together.”
British Pie Week is held in the first week of March each year and is an opportunity to celebrate one of the nation’s comfort food favourites.