Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Baxters host ‘souper’ challenge with local schools – who will have the best vegan recipe?

The Soup Challenge allows Moray school pupils to get a practical experience of their curriculum, advancing their business skills with the help of Baxters' experts. Supplied by Baxter
The Soup Challenge allows Moray school pupils to get a practical experience of their curriculum, advancing their business skills with the help of Baxters' experts. Supplied by Baxter

Pupils from four Moray high schools have been challenged to come up with a new vegan soup by one of the region’s biggest producers.

The Baxters Soup Challenge has returned, and this year youngsters have been asked to come up with a tasty addition to their vegan offering.

Second year pupils from Milne’s High in Fochabers, Buckie High, Elgin Academy and Speyside High in Aberlour are now hard at work devising their recipes with the team.

They must use their skills in business, home economics and music over the eight stages of the competition as they work out the costs, recipe combinations and advertising jingles.

Past pupils have risen to the challenge – here’s Milne’s High School youngsters taking part in 2016 alongside Warren Lawson, development chef at Baxters and judge for the challenge. Picture by Gordon Lennox/DCT Media

‘Fantastic initiative’

Graeme Morrison, Baxters’ European supply chair director, said: “The Baxters Soup Challenge provides a unique opportunity for young people to experience the world of food manufacturing first hand and the many varied disciplines involved.

“As a local business and major employer in the area, we are delighted to work in partnership with our local high schools and DYW Moray on this fantastic initiative.”

Experts from Baxters, along with organiser Developing the Young Workforce, hosted a workshop to help semi-finalist pupils perfect their concepts in advance of the final.

The final will take place on May 23.

The winning team will have a small run of their vegan soup produced at the firm’s factory in Fochabers.

Pupils tasting soup at the Baxters Soup Challenge in 2013.
The challenge has been running for years. Milne’s High School getting involved in the Soup Challenge back in 2013 with Craig Smith a Baxters Development Chef. Picture by David Whittaker-Smith/DCT Media

Sarah Barnes, at Developing the Young Workforce in Moray, said: “DYW strive to create new and develop existing employer relationships to enhance the curricular offer in schools and positively influence the young people of Moray’s future career destination.

“We are delighted to be able to work with Baxters on this superb Soup Challenge and help them shine a light on the variety of different job avenues that are available.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]