Hot com­pe­ti­tion at camp cook-off


COM­PETI­TORS were cook­ing with coal on Oc­to­ber 28 at the Redes­dale camp oven cook-off.

It was the very first cookoff held by the Redes­dale CFA in an ef­fort to raise money for the brigade.

CFA vol­un­teers were on duty first thing Satur­day morn­ing at Agnes Mud­ford reserve get­ting the coals ready for what was sure to be a heated com­pe­ti­tion.

The seven teams from around the Bendigo area took to their ovens at 10.30am to see who could cook their way to vic­tory and boast hav­ing the roast with the most.

Redes­dale CFA mem­ber An­drew Camp­bell said the cook-off was a ma­jor event for the Redes­dale brigade, which needs funds to meet the lo­cal brigade costs.

Lo­cal wine and olive pro­duc­ers, food and cof­fee vans, live mu­sic and an art ex­hi­bi­tion pro­vided vis­i­tors with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties to fill in their af­ter­noon at the re­cre­ation reserve.

Vis­i­tors to the fes­ti­val in­cluded Lance­field’s Bronte Mullins and Chris Gadsden, who said they were keen to cook in next year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

‘‘It’s a great fam­ily event, we heard about the cook-off from our Redes­dale friends but it was too late to en­ter a team for this year,’’ said Ms Mullins.

‘‘We’ll be back again next year with a cook­ing team. While it’s fun to watch, it’ll be bet­ter to com­pete.’’

Some of the par­tic­i­pants in the Redes­dale camp oven cook-off.

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