NEW World bakery lead Bub Hudson and baker Samuel Meadows will be offering their culinary expertise on the day. Photo Sven Carlsson OB4329-01

A JAM-PACKED event is scheduled as part of the Eastern Bay AgFest, coming up on November 17.

Festival organiser Robynne Tibble said the New World Sponge and Jam Festival was a fun way to get people back to cooking their own fabulous food.

“Everyone loves strawberries and home-made jam tastes so good,” she said.

“The Kiwi sponge is part of our summer life, filled with fresh cream and summer strawberries or Opotiki kiwifruit.”

Mrs Tibble said the culinary competition was sponsored by Opotiki New World.

“The New World baker will be on site at the AgFest to assist in the judging and giving demonstrations and tips on different cake icing techniques,” she said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to show their fabulous kitchen skills and win some New World vouchers.”

The sponge and jam festival will be located next to the Whakatohea Mussel School Cooking Competition and Mussel Festival on the day.

“There’s no baking on site,” Mrs Tibble said.

“Bring your best sponge-and-jam creation to the festival for admiration and assessment.”