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It's competition time...thee who dares, wins!

North Yorkshire Catering is excited to announce our very own Pumpkin Carving Competition! We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative in their kitchens with this Autumnal inspired event.


We want pupils to (safely!) carve a pumpkin at home – they can be scary or they can be cute – you are the decider in this challenge!

We’ve even enlisted the help of Jeanette Orrey MBE – former dinner lady of more than 20 years, co-founder of Food For Life, and one of the UK’s most widely respected and inspirational experts on school food – to help choose the winning masterpiece along with 2 of our in-house judges. Jeanette is so looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous designs, as she loves to see pupils get creative with food.

There are some exciting prizes to be won – including an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with 7” Display and 16GB data for the winner, and runners up prizes of Rapidough Board Game and a Cook Book.

We will also share a couple of tasty recipes to use up your unused pumpkin to reduce your food waste from carving your magnificent pumpkins!

How to enter

Simply email a photo of your carved pumpkin to:

Please include the pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend (plus a name for your pumpkin if you like!).

Deadline: 17:00 on Sunday 1st November 2020

The winner and runner-ups will be announced on Monday 9th November 2020 and the winning pumpkins published on our website and social media.

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Please ensure you are being safe whilst carving, and have a responsible adult with you.

Maximum age to enter is 16.

The best of luck to all – READY, STEADY, PUMPKIN!