A RIPLEY schoolgirl has been crowned queen of cuisine in a national Best of British recipe search competition.
Chelsee Marriott’s winning recipe, Home Sweet Home Shepherd’s Pie, will be included in a charity cook book which will go on sale in all Table Table restaurants for £2.
Chelsee, 15, of Argyll Road, goes to Mill Hill School and has been cooking for three years. She triumphed over 200 entrants with her shepherd’s pie recipe which the judges praised for its appetising appearance, full flavour, and dedication to the best of British ingredients.
Chelsee said: “I first made this recipe with my cousin, Lorna, and so it is a real thrill to be able to share it with other families in this way.
“WaterAid is such a good cause so I could not be more pleased. I just hope everyone else enjoys the shepherd’s pie as much as my family do.”
In addition to having her recipe included in the cook book, Chelsee has also won a year’s worth of free meals at the Butterley Park Table Table in Nottingham Road, Ripley.
Emma Cattermole, general manager of Butterley Park, said: “We are very excited to have a winner picked from our region and, having tried the shepherd’s pie we could not be more confident that food fans across the country will enjoy it as much as we do.
“We also hope our guests enjoy making the winning recipes and some of our Table Table favourites at home whilst raising some much needed funds for a great cause.”
The cook book will be available to buy at all Table Table restaurants across the country from October for just £2. All proceeds will be donated to WaterAid.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “WaterAid’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
“The international organisation works in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.
“Over the past 30 years, WaterAid has reached nearly 16 million people with safe water and, since 2004, over 11 million people with sanitation.”
At least 4,000 children die every day as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.
There are 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.wateraid.org, or www.facebook.com/wateraid.