This weekend was a hark back to my old life as a cook and what a special day it was. For it wasn't just any old cooking job. Yesterday I was helping out fellow Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart, cooking in the wonderful Durham Town Hall for a wedding party.
Stacie had me whipping up some of her wonderful canape creations such as lemon tarts, rare beef and slow roast tomatoes, king prawns with marie rose sauce, sweetcorn fritters with avocado salsa and mini burgers. I'm still exhausted now but it was worth every minute.
The best part of the day was working alongside and getting to know a lady who is very quickly rising to the top her game in what she loves to do the most - cook. With an energy that puts mine to shame, Stacie has built up a fabulous business in her Beehive Bakery where any occasion is catered for with skill and precision. As well as the business, Stacie has also been cutting herself as a celebrity TV chef and you can see her most weeks on ITV's This Morning with her trademark beehive haircut and charismatic style. Check out her videos and recipes here.
I'm not sure how many cookery events I can squeeze into my busy schedule but I sincerely hope that I can work with Stacie again. She is a pleasure to know and work with and I cannot recommend her business highly enough - give her a go! Cheers Stacie x