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Calling all baking enthusiasts! ALDI launches new Baking Competition - Rise with ALDI

Have you mastered the art of sourdough or are you know for baking the best soda bread? If so, get ready to knead, bake and rise to the challenge because ALDI has the competition for you.

ALDI is delighted to announce the launch of Rise with ALDI, a competition aimed at finding the best amateur bread bakers* across Ireland and giving one lucky winner the chance to have their fresh bread stocked in ALDI stores nationwide from January 2025.


How does the competition work?

So how does it all work? Entrants are invited to bake a loaf of bread of their choice and submit it for consideration by dropping it to their closest ALDI bread collection point on the 26th and 27th of June. From sourdough to soda bread, ciabatta to white bread, ALDI welcomes your delicious creations!

Following an adjudication process, three finalists will be invited to take part in the live final at Airfield Estate in Co. Dublin on September 3rd. One lucky baker will be crowned Rise with ALDI’s Top Bread Baker, and their winning bread will be stocked in 161 ALDI stores nationwide.


Rugby star turned baker Jonny Murphy, otherwise known as The Hungry Hooker on Instagram, will be on hand to offer his expert opinion as a celebrity judge alongside Laurence Kelly, Buying Director at ALDI. Once again, renowned TV and Radio Broadcaster, Síle Seoige, teams up with ALDI to host this year’s live final of Rise with ALDI.

Speaking at the launch, Jonny Murphy, Rise with ALDI judge, said: “As a keen baker myself, I am thrilled to be a judge of the new bread baking Rise with ALDI competition. Through my Instagram, I know how passionate Irish people are when it comes to baking and this competition represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for amateur bakers. I encourage everyone at home to enter and look forward to seeing everyone at the live final!”

Speaking at the launch, Síle Seoige, Rise with ALDI MC, said: "As someone who loves celebrating Irish talent and traditions, I am delighted to be a part of Rise with ALDI. This competition is a fantastic opportunity for home bakers to showcase their creativity and skills. I can't wait to meet the talented finalists and see the amazing breads they bring to the table. It's going to be an exciting journey, and I'm honoured to be a part of it!"


Laurence Kelly, Buying Director at ALDI, added: “Laurence Kelly, Buying Director at ALDI, added: “At ALDI, we are so excited about the launch of Rise with ALDI.  We have always been passionate about supporting local businesses and we are pleased to continue this tradition with this fresh new competition. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a budding novice, this is your chance to showcase your skills and creativity in the kitchen. We invite all home bakers to enter, and we look forward to sampling the best fresh bread Ireland has to offer before naming our winner this September.”


Competition Details and drop off points

Rise with ALDI is free to enter and open to amateur bakers across Ireland. Please see designated ALDI collection points and dates:


2024: Wednesday 26th June

• ALDI Castlebar, Lannagh Rd, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 TV29 9am-10am


• ALDI Neil T Blaney Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 YW25 9am-10am


• ALDI Head Office Naas, Birch House, Millennium Park, Osberstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 YX71 12pm-1pm


• ALDI Swords, 10 Seatown Rd, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 V2N7 12pm-1pm


• ALDI Athlone, Golden Island, Ankers Bower, Athlone Co. Westmeath N37 FC04 12pm-1pm


• ALDI, Main Street, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 PV44 12pm-1pm


• ALDI Cranmore Pl, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 YR27 12pm-1pm


2024: Thursday 27th June

• ALDI Macroom, Oakwood, Sleveen East, Macroom, Co. Cork, P12 ER89 9am-10am


• ALDI Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Co. Dublin, D06 VK57 9am-10am


• ALDI Cavan, Dublin Rd, Tullymongan Upper, Cavan, H12PK29 9am-10am


• ALDI, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, V42 KD35 12pm-1pm


• ALDI New Ross, Marshmeadows, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 NP48 12pm-1pm


• ALDI Dundalk, Rampart’s Road, Marshes Lower, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 Y152 12pm-1pm


Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this is your chance to highlight your skills and creativity in the kitchen. Let’s see who will come out on top and claim the title of Rise with ALDI’s Top Bread Baker!


Further details and terms and conditions for entrants can be found on visit aldi.ie/risewithaldi


*Note to professional bakers and suppliers: while ALDI appreciates and admires your passion and expertise, this competition is exclusively open to amateur bread bakers only.


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