Raglan residents serve up perfect picnic

 Creative Raglan residents have been cooking up a treat to help raise funds for their community.

 Competitors served up a dazzling array of dishes from quiches to cakes for the annual Raglan Masterchef competition, organised in partnership with the Raglan Village Hall Association (RVHA). 

 Jayne Powell was crowned Raglan Masterchef after impressing the judges Eliot Lewis, Jonathan Mills, Claire Long and Andrea Sholl with a gruyere & ham quiche. 

 Freya Pierpoint, Jonathan Helm and Kirstie Pope were awarded second to fourth prize for their respective creations of chocolate and orange cake, mushroom and chestnut wellington and a quinoa salad. 

 Chair of the RVHA, Chris Butler-Donnelly, said: “All the entries were of an impressively high standard and very creative. Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s competition.”

 Hosted by the Beaufort Arms, around 50 people turned out to support the event including Nick Ramsay AM. 

 The winners were awarded aprons and rosettes by RVHA Chair, Chris Butler-Donnelly. 

The event raised £75 in total for the RVHA, which works to improve the availability, quality and use of community facilities within the village of Raglan.