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Hot dog! – Aldergrove student perogy contest winner announced

Public will be able to taste winning and runner-up flavours during May
Veronica Cave presented prizes to runners up Alaira who devised the Shepherd’s pie filling and Eltyn who cooked up the Jammin’ Jamaican filling. (Special to Black Press Media)

The judges have spoken, and the winning perogy is the hot dog filling by Aldergrove Community Secondary student Jaden.

He was one of three finalists in a contest to create a perogy filling, a joint project between teacher Lindsay Lloyd and Veronica Cave, owner of Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies. A judging panel of judges Carlo Bonetti, Jason Froese, and Charlie Fox will choose the winner at an event Thursday, April 25.

Now the public can try the novel flavours (hot dogs, Shepherd’s pie, and spicy Jamaican).

“Jaden will be showcasing his ‘Pigs in a Rogie’ on Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. Sampling and selling frozen,” Cave said. “We want him to sell out, so as much community support the better. Ten per cent of the sales of his perogy for the month of May is being returned back to him. We will be stocked up all month with his Pigs in a Rogie.”

As winner of the contest, he receives $100 from the restaurant, swag from the Langley School District, and a black Veronica’s Perogies apron.

But the public won’t be left out from tasting the fillings of the other two finalists.

“The runner ups, we felt to do something for them so we have booked them in for the next few Saturdays to also receive 10 per cent of the sales for that day on their perogies. So it will be a limited feature for that day,” Cave said.

And the school wants to support the students so the principal is picking up perogies to host a tasting party for teachers in mid-May, she added.


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Veronica Cave presented the top prize to Jaden, an Aldergrove Community Secondary student. (Special to Black Press Media)

Heather Colpitts

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