Hellova Kitchen 2009

The Children’s Foundation held it’s first Hellova Kitchen night on 10th June.

Andrew Dixon, chief executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative and former Tyne Tees reporter Andrew Friend went head to head, as they battled it out to be crowned king of the kitchen.

Students from host venue Tyne Met Collage were there to lend a hand, working with the chefs to create mouth watering menus as they attempted to win the diners’ votes.

Andrew Friend was announced as 2009’s winner, managing to beat off the stiff competition.

As well as all of this, some of The Children’s Foundation’s trustees adopted the role of front of house staff, waiting on tables in a bid to win the most tips for the charity. Comedy duo Vicky and Daffyd came first for pulling out all the stops with their tables, closely followed by Peregrine Solly, who entertained his diners with his adapted chalk board menu and amusing outfit changes between each course.

The night was rounded off nicely with a silent auction of art work, kindly donated by some of Tyne Met Collages students.

The night managed to raise a fantastic £1400 for The Children’s Foundation.