winner Alana was a hit at Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival!
winner of this year BBC1 Apprentice was also a winner with
visitors to the Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival in October.
and entrepreneur Alana Spencer won the prime-time TV series on Sunday
night after being chosen by Lord Alan Sugar for her Ridiculously
Rich cake business idea.
took time out from the show during October to attend the autumn
Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival where she was a popular stall holder,
pictured above, and also gave a well-attended demonstrations of
her baking skills.
organiser Beverley Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
new talent is a big part of the Food and Drink Festival. We were
very pleased to welcome her to the October festival. The feedback
from customers was that she had the winning formula and it's clear
our visitors have great taste. We were very impressed by her enthusiasm,
drive and keenness to share her skills on the demo stage."
first began her first business at age 17 as a self-taught chocolatier
and then branched out into cake-making, launching her firm Narnas
from her parent's kitchen after getting a starter grant.
with £250,000 of financial backing form Lord Sugar as the
winner of the popular BBC1 series she plans to take her Ridiculously
Rich cake business nationwide.
Burnham Food Festival Director Sarah Milner Simonds added: "The
Apprentice has given great exposure to the hard graft put in by
small producers across the country. Through the Young Makers Market
at the Burnham Food and Drink Festival we want to offer more young
people the springboard for their careers. Very many congratulations
from us both to Alana on her win."
for the 2017 Burnham Food Festivals are 27th May and 21st October.
The organsiers say they are now open for booking and have free pitches
for applicants to the Young Makers Market and a bursary pitch for
Apprentice winner Alana Spencer was pictured
with organiser Bev Milner Simonds at Burnham's October Food Festival
and, above, with Ben Fotre and Dan Shahin of UnitedQ in Burnham