Prince Edward visits Cheshire for cooking competition
PUBLISHED: 00:00 11 April 2016
Copyright Jim Varney 2014
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, recently visited the Cheshire headquarters of Dine Contract Catering.
Dine Contract Catering competition
Director of The North of England DofE, Robbie Johnston with HRH The Earl of Wessex and David Briggs
Ian Cartwright, MD of Dine Contract Catering and Jim Cartwright, Chairman of Dine Contract Catering, meeting the HRH The Earl of Wessex
HRH The Earl of Wessex judging students from Birchwood Community High School with compere Geoff Kershaw
HRH The Earl of Wessex with DofE staff and ambassadors, Lea Roberts and Chantelle Day
HRH The Earl of Wessex and David Briggs judging students from Penketh High School. Chef Andrew Nutter in the background.
HRH The Earl of Wessex judging DofE staff and ambassadors Lea Roberts and Chantelle Day
HRH The Earl of Wessex and David Briggs judging apprentices from Dine Contract Catering
HRH The Earl of Wessex presenting pupils from Woolston 6th Form College with their winning medals
A member of Woolston 6th Form College staff being congratulated by HRH The Earl of Wessex
The contestants from Birchwood Community High School, Penketh High School, The DofE, Woolston 6th Form College and Dine Contract Catering, along with judges HRH The Earl of Wessex, Bill Holroyd, David Briggs, compere Geoff Kershaw and chef Andrew Nutter
HRH The Earl of Wessex cutting the DofE Diamond Challenge cake
The company hosted a challenge to mark the 60th Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at their base at Birchwood Park, Warrington.
The Earl saw teams of pupils from three local schools and apprentices from Dine Contract Catering and ambassadors from the DofE, go head to head in a Ready, Steady, Cook-style competition, which was judged by celebrity chef, Andrew Nutter and Bill Holroyd, the High Sheriff of Cheshire. Woolston High School were crowned the winners.
Ian Cartwright, Dine Contract Catering’s managing director, said: ‘We were thrilled to host the competition, which is not only a fun way to celebrate this important anniversary, but a great opportunity to encourage young people to develop an interest in cooking and consider a career in catering.’