As we all know, Alannah Gibson (8RY) won the student Masterchef competition last term. Thanks to the generosity of Mrs Cunliffe and her husband Jason, one of the prizes was a meal at the Jamie Oliver restaurant in Manchester.

Alannah with restaurant manager Richard

Not only did we all enjoy fabulous food, Alannah was mistaken for the actual Junior Masterchef winner from television! We also had a tour of the restaurant, checking out the pasta machines (they make about 100kg of pasta per day), the pass (where the meals are plated and served – they were extremely busy and we couldn’t go into the kitchen), and then down to the private dining room. The building is a former bank and is a Grade II listed building – the private dining room is actually the old bank vault, complete with safety deposit boxes!

Thanks again to Mrs Cunliffe and her husband for providing the fabulous prize.