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TV Chef Heston Blumenthal, helped cook up a storm with Hospitality and Tourism students from Thames Valley University (TVU) in aid of charity.

Heston and his team of chefs from The Fat Duck prepared the evening meal following two days of workshops in Heston’s unique cooking style. 

“Meat Fruits” was a highlight of the night and will be served at Heston’s new restaurant opening at The Mandarin Oriental in London later this year.

Top Chocolatier William Curley - the youngest ever Head Patissier at The Savoy - helped students with the dessert.

All profits from the meal and raffle at Pillars restaurant will go the charity ‘Chefs Adopt a School’ which endorses the government’s policy on healthy eating by educating children and young people about food, nutrition, hygiene, and health. 

Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal said:

“It’s been fantastic to work TVU students who are full of excitement, energy and enthusiasm.  The facilities here are excellent and TVU has the perfect balance of teaching the traditional foundations of cooking whilst utilising modern techniques”

Lex Mulgrove, TVU student in her first year of Culinary Arts Bsc said:

“The past two days have been a brilliant eye opening experience, Heston and his team of chefs have gone out of their way to help and teach us his inventive cooking style.”

Alex Hodgson, TVU student doing a Chef and Restaurant Diploma said:

“This experience has definitely enhanced my career and Heston was even kind enough to reveal the secret behind his Volcano Cake.”




May 13, 2010


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