PUBLISHED: 15:38 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:18 20 February 2013
The region's culinary elite joined the celebrations at the 2009 Cheshire Life Food and Wine Awards at Abode hotel, Manchester
Some may have buckled under the pressure of creating a meal for the region's culinary kings. But Ian Matfin, executive chef at Michael Caines@Abode in Manchester did not flinch at the Cheshire Life Food and Wine Awards. The skills he learned under the tutelage of chefs like Raymond Blanc and Michael Caines and also recently showed off with flair on the Great British Menu, served him well.