Riverview Manor hosts second Bake Off

Pictured left to right, three Riverview Bake Off judges, Heather William, Kaela Wingrove and Karlie Phillips, sample entries.

Team members get busy baking treats with a harvest fruit/vegetable theme

Riverview Manor hosted its second annual Riverview Bake Off Oct. 16, an event that sees team members compete in a challenge to create baked treats and have their cookies, cakes and squares judged by colleagues.

This year, contestants were once again tasked to bake desserts with a theme. The theme this year was harvest fruits and vegetables. Competing team members used items such as zucchini, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots and apples in their recipes.

Last year’s contest featured bananas as the theme.

There were 11 taste-testing judges, including staff members from all departments and the Peterborough long-term care home’s pharmacist.

After the contest was finished, judges chose personal support worker Laura Knox’s apple crisp shortbread squares as the first-place winner.

Second place went to registered practical nurse Kristen Blundell for her “apple caramel bombs”. Team member Nancy Hamblin’s carrot cake topped maple leaf sprinkles took third-place honours.

Riverview Manor environmental services manager Crystal Post says the Riverview Bake Off is a great way to engage team members, and getting to sample the baked treats is an added bonus.

“It was a great event with lots of happy stomachs,” she says.

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