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Top Norfolk chef returns for NNUH cupcake contest

To mark the return to our screens of the hit television series Great British Bake Off, budding bakers at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been invited to take part in their very own Cupcake Bake Off.

After a hugely successful contest last year, top Norfolk Chef Richard Hughes, who assists Serco with their menus at NNUH, will be back to judge the cakes.

At the end of the event, the cakes will be sold with proceeds going to the N&N Hospitals Charity.

Richard, who is chef director at The Assembly House Norwich and owner of Richard Hughes Cookery School, has donated a first prize of a private cookery lesson for two at the Assembly House.

To become Star Baker, each entrant must present five of their finest cupcakes to be judged by Richard on 4 October.

The hospital has had a long-running special relationship with the Great British Bake Off following the appearance of the hospital’s very own nurse Kate Barmby in 2016.

Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising, said: “We hope as many staff take part and have some fun – even if they are not regular bakers. We are delighted that Richard and our colleagues at SERCO are involved in this fun event.’’

Richard Hughes said: “The hospital charity and the NHS help so many different people and I am delighted to be involved in bringing a little bit of fun and some cooking activities to the hospital.”

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