Children in Cornwall and the south west are being offered the chance to design and create their own dream dessert dish as part of St Austell Brewery’s new children’s menu launching in May.

The culinary competition will see two lucky children invited to St Austell Brewery to create their dish, which will then be included on the menu and rolled out across a selection of the pub estate’s 44 managed houses across the South West.

Lewis Allington, head of food at St Austell Brewery, said: “We want to know what the next generation of foodies want to see on our menus, and what better way of doing that, than asking them to create it.

“Our food development team will choose the most inventive and tasty desserts, with the winners coming into our development kitchen at St Austell Brewery to create, taste and put the desserts together. They’ll then get to see their dessert featured on the menu in our managed pubs!”

The winners will be chosen on the April 5 and invited to St Austell brewery on April 12 to bring their food idea to life. Each winner can bring along a friend to try their delicious creation.

The winners and their families will also be invited to dine at one of St Austell Brewery’s pubs to see their creation on the menu.

Falmouth Packet: Two winners will create their desserts in the St Austell Brewery kitchenTwo winners will create their desserts in the St Austell Brewery kitchen (Image: Getty Images)

To enter the competition and for terms and conditions, head to

Entries should include a drawing of the dream dessert, as well as a description of it. 

Parents and carers can help younger children put their creation into words! 

The competition is open to children aged four to 12 years old.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the duration of the cookery school day at St Austell Brewery, which runs from 10am and 2pm, with lunch provided. 

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 5, 2024.