On Saturday 2nd May Royal Warrant Holder, Partridges of Sloane Square, are hosting the second annual World Chelsea Bun Awards to celebrate World Chelsea Bun Day.
The judging is taking place during the Duke of York Square weekly fine food market on the Kings Road in Chelsea and all proceeds are being donated to The Children’s Surgery Foundation to help support children undergoing surgery at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
The judges include Michelin Star Chef Phil Howard, Owner of Elystan Street in Chelsea; a Chelsea Pensioner; Hélèna Frost, the Charity’s Chief Executive and John Shepherd, owner of Partridges who has recently become ’Icon of the Speciality Fine Food & Drink Industry’.
John Shepherd, Owner and Managing Directory of Partridges says…
“The first Chelsea Bun was created around 1700 by Richard Hand close to Partridges store in Duke of York Square, Chelsea. Richard, known as Captain Bun, ran The Old Chelsea Bun House which was famous for its Chelsea Buns and counted King George II, King George III and their families amongst its customers. We are delighted to hold the World Chelsea Bun Awards for the second year running and hope they will revive the baking of Chelsea Buns in the area and help raise funds and for The Children’s Surgery Foundation Charity.”
Bakers of all ages and skill levels can enter in one of 5 categories at www.partridges.co.uk
• Junior Bakers (12 & under) £2 to enter;
• Young Bake-Off Wannabes (age 25 & under) £5 to enter;
• Have-a-Go Grown-ups - £10 to enter;
• Business & Professional Bakers - £25 to enter;
• Over 65’s – Free to enter.
All winners will receive a fabulous prize and a Partridges Certificate and the overall ‘Best Chelsea Bun Baker 2020’ will also be awarded a magnificent Partridges Chelsea Flower Collection Gift Hamper and £100 Gift Voucher from Charity Partner Merci Maman.
All proceeds are being donated to The Children’s Surgery Foundation to help support children undergoing surgery at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. The Charity works throughout the UK to advance innovation in Paediatric Surgery through the provision of technology, training and research.