DCU Barretstown bake off

DCU Barretstown Bake Off - Help us raise some dough!

The Great DCU Barretstown Bake Off will be taking place on May 18th and 19th - it's open to students and staff with all funds raised going to Barretstown

DCU students and staff can help raise some dough for Barretstown with the Great DCU Bake Off event. 

Savoury and sweet entries are welcome - and a special judging panel will announce the winner!

The Bake Off will be taking place across St Patrick’s and Glasnevin campuses on Wednesday, May 18th, and Thursday, May 19th, respectively. 

The event is open to individuals and teams, and they can come up with their own theme for their entry. 

Bakers will prepare their entries at home, and bring them on campus where set-up take place 9.30am and 10.30am. You must register beforehand which you can do here.

A registration fee will apply - €5 for individuals, and €20 for teams. All funds raised will go to Barretstown. 

Each entry will be photographed and judged by an expert panel. The names of the judging panel and event host will be announced in the days prior to the event.

Members of staff and students are welcome to view the entries and sample the goods, as well as support their baker colleagues from 10.30am onwards. Members of the DCU Barretstown committee will have a bucket collection on the day - but for anyone who wishes to make donations, the can click here

There will be three star bakers on each campus - and each will receive a coveted ‘DCU Star  Baker’ apron. 

We’ll be live-tweeting from @DCUBarretstown with #DCUBBOFF

Event organiser Olivia McGinn said all bakers are welcome regardless of experience. 

 ‘We know there are lots of secret star bakers in DCU - so we’re calling on them to show off their talents and get baking for Barretstown.

We think everyone has a showstopper in them - this event is fun, so all efforts are appreciated. 

Bakers will make their entry at home and bring to DCU the following morning. Setup will commence at 9.30am and the event will open at 10.30am for judging and photography. 

DCU staff and students who haven’t entered are more than welcome to attend and show their support - and sample the efforts once the judging has taken place. Members of DCU Barretstown committee will also be there shaking some buckets to raise funds for Barretstown,’ Olivia said. 

The DCU Bake Off is the latest event from the DCU Barretstown Committee. 

The DCU Barretstown Partnership is a three year partnership which was established in September 2019.

The purpose of the partnership is to 

  • To promote and raise funds for Barretstown through a number of joint initiatives run by DCU staff & students.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of Barretstown amongst DCU staff and students, alumni, retired members of staff and DCU’s local community.
  • To offer DCU students an opportunity to engage with and feel part of this partnership, leading to increased involvement in volunteering and fundraising activities.
  • To promote a cohesive culture in DCU by offering the University’s staff an opportunity to engage in volunteering, skill sharing exercises, team-building and fundraising activities through the partnership.