Late last year (November 2015), during a Dundee Science Festival event at Dundee and Angus College https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk/news/amy-stays-cool-at-ice-cream-demo/)(, Amy Carscaden (17), from Kinross, won the Baked Alaska Challenge, judged and presented by Chris Law, Dundee West SNP MP, who trained as a Chef at the College.
This was a remarkable achievement given that Amy only finished school last year (2015). Amy is now well into the one-year, full-time SVQ level 3 professional cookery course (patisserie and confectionary) at Dundee and Angus College. Amy was tasked to design and create her own interpretation of the classic baked Alaska using Jannettas ice-cream. She won £30 in cash and dinner for two in the College restaurant.
On Thursday 7 January 2015, she will recreate the Baked Alaska at Jannettas Gelateria, St Andrews. She will also learn about the production of Jannettas gelato, using the artisan ‘Effe’ machine.
Owen Hazel, co-owner said, “It was a real privilege to see Amy create her amazing Baked Alaska from our artisan gelato late last year and we were extremely impressed that a teenage student who only finished school the year before could achieve something so great. Amy is a truly accomplished student and one to watch so we are delighted to invite her through to provide her with a little more of the Jannettas experience, and complement her coursework and portfolio with some added work experience within our Gelateria.”
Jannettas Gelateria, St Andrews is open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week. The Perth Gelateria is open from 10am until 8pm, seven days a week. For more information, visit www.jannettas.co.uk.