22nd Oct, 2016

Manny is the lucky winner

Evesham Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A BREDON Hill Middle School cooked up a storm when he spent an afternoon with Evesham Hotel head chef Paul Napper.

Manny Winstone was the winner of the competition run by the Observer in conjunction with the hotel which offered one lucky youngster the chance to go behind the scenes and help prepare the Christmas puddings.

The 12-year-old correctly said ‘mulberry’ was the missing word from the popular children’s nursery rhyme ‘Here we go round the ??????? bush on a cold and frosty morning’.

Manny was invited to the Evesham Hotel for a day to remember with respected head chef Paul Napper.

He soon proved his worth, measuring out vast quantities of ingredients and mixing them together – all by hand.

By the end of his time in the kitchen, Manny had made an impressive 50 puddings.

When not playing rugby or tennis, sporty Manny enjoys cooking.

He is particularly good at making brownies but can also knock up a mean spaghetti carbonara.

Chef Paul was so impressed with his talents he offered Manny a job when he leaves school.

Wisely though Manny has chosen to keep his options open and said: “It’s been great but I’m not sure I want to do it full time!”

The puddings themselves will be ready for this year’s festivities.

Sadly due to the alcohol content Manny won’t be able to taste them although Chef Paul has promised to send one for the family to enjoy on Christmas Day.

Manny in the mulberry grove at The Evesham Hotel. (s)