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Cooking with Jean Christophe

World-renowned chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, recently threw his support behind the Charity by hosting a raffle for one lucky person to win a truly unique experience.

Jean Christophe video chat

The lucky winner of the prize was Pete Walmsley, from Lancaster, who received a
private, virtual cookery demonstration using ingredients he had available in his kitchen.

The pair chose a dessert dish, with Jean-Christophe teaching Pete how to make the perfect apple tarte tatin, while he cooked along.

Pete said of the experience: “It was great to see Jean-Christophe in action and get some pointers from a world-class chef. When you’re making food under the instruction of such a quality chef the results are truly amazing. The tarte tatin tasted sensational and didn’t last the night!

“He was great to speak to and even stayed on after the lesson and we had a chat about food, feeding kids, and cooking in a busy house. It was awesome, and such a bonus that I got to help out the Charity at the same time.”

Jean-Christophe became a passionate supporter of cancer charities after his son,
Valentino, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma as a new-born.

He said: “Cancer charities have been having a really tough time lately and I wanted to do anything I could to help.

“I personally know just how horrific a disease cancer is and it’s one that has still been a problem through the current crisis and beyond. When I heard through a friend of the fantastic work being carried out by North West Cancer Research, I knew I wanted to support them.

“I am grateful every day that Valentino has been cured but I know that this wouldn’t have been possible without the advances made by research.

“I’m glad that I could lend a hand and support the Charity in such a fun, inventive way. It was great to meet Pete and teach him some tips and tricks in the kitchen!”