Aldergrove Student's 'Pigs in a Rogie' Perogy Wins Contest

Aldergrove Community Secondary student Jaden wins perogy filling contest with "Pigs in a Rogie" hot dog perogies. His winning dish will be sold at Veronica's Gourmet Perogies in Langley, with 10% of sales going back to him.

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Aldergrove Student's 'Pigs in a Rogie' Perogy Wins Contest

Aldergrove Student's 'Pigs in a Rogie' Perogy Wins Contest

Jaden, a student at Aldergrove Community Secondary, has won a perogy filling contest with his unique creation: "Pigs in a Rogie" hot dog perogies. The winning dish will be sold at Veronica's Gourmet Perogies in Langley throughout May, with 10% of sales going back to Jaden.

The contest was a collaboration between teacher Lindsay Lloyd and Veronica Cave, owner of Veronica's Gourmet Perogies. Jaden's entry beat out two other finalists, as determined by a judging panel consisting of Carlo Bonetti, Jason Froese, and Charlie Fox at an event on Thursday, April 25.

The public will have a chance to sample Jaden's "Pigs in a Rogie" perogies on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Veronica's Gourmet Perogies. The restaurant will feature the winning filling all month, with a tenth of the proceeds being awarded to Jaden.

As the contestwinner, Jaden will receive $100 from the restaurant, Langley School District swag, and a black Veronica's Perogies apron. The two runner-up students will also have their perogy creations featured at the restaurant on subsequent Saturdays, with 10% of that day's sales going to them.

Aldergrove Community Secondary is getting behind the student winners, with plans for a mid-May perogy tasting party for teachers. The school's principal will be purchasing the perogies for the event to show support.

The perogy filling contest has showcased the creativity and culinary talents of local students while providing them with real-world experience and recognition. Jaden's hot dog inspired "Pigs in a Rogie" perogies will be available all May at Veronica's Gourmet Perogies in Langley, offering the community a chance to taste the prize-winning dish and support a young entrepreneur.