Michelin Star Chef to Judge Partridges Online World Chelsea Bun Awards


Royal Warrant Holder, Partridges, are hosting the second annual World Chelsea Bun Awards to celebrate World Chelsea Bun Day, which this year falls on Saturday 2nd May. Due to the Coronavirus the World Chelsea Bun Awards are moving online and it’s FREE to enter the bake-off via www.worldchelseabunawards.com

The Judges include Michelin Star Chef Phil Howard, owner of Elystan Street in Chelsea; Hélène Frost, the Chief Executive of The Children’s Surgery Foundation and John Shepherd, owner of Partridges who has recently become ’Icon of the Speciality Fine Food & Drink Industry’. The judging will take place on Saturday 2nd May at 3pm. The competition is free to enter but entrants are requested to make a donation to The Children’s Surgery Foundation, to help support children undergoing treatment at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

John Shepherd, Owner and Managing Directory of Partridges says… “The first Chelsea Bun was created around 1700 by Richard Hand close to Partridges store in Duke of York Square, Chelsea. Richard, known as Captain Bun, ran The Old Chelsea Bun House which was famous for its Chelsea Buns and counted King George II, King George III and their families amongst its customers. We are delighted to hold the World Chelsea Bun Awards for the second year running, and now the competition is online, we hope people who are in lock down will join in and bake some Chelsea Buns and make a donation to The Children’s Surgery Foundation Charity.”

All bakers need to do is make some Chelsea Buns, photograph them and either post the photo on Instagram using the hashtag #worldchelseabunawards and tag in @world.chelsea.bun.awards or email their photograph via the www.worldchelseabunawards.com website. Entry Deadline: 5pm on Friday 1st May 2020.

Bakers of all ages and skill levels can enter photographs of their Chelsea Buns