Top chefs wow the crowds at Princesshay  foodie event

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Top chefs wow the crowds at Princesshay foodie event

By Beth Jefferies

05 August 2012

Top TV chefs wowed crowds at Princesshay’s Closer to Food event with their demonstrations, top tips and yummy food.

The main square in the Exeter development was transformed into a foodie heaven, installing a professional cookery theatre and inspiring shoppers with mouth watering demonstrations from celebrity chefs and Princesshay’s own restaurants.

Popular restaurant brands from Princesshay including wagamama, Coal and Strada all took part as well as the acclaimed two star Michelin chef Michael Caines MBE, who was joined by students from the new Michael Caines Academy at Exeter College. Britain’s Best Dish judge and chef, Ed Baines, was also there to demonstrate, as were chefs from the Ashburton Cookery School, who cooked with an abundance of local produce throughout the South West.

Princesshay’s official charity of the year, St Loye’s Foundation, joined the team throughout the two day taste sensation running a raffle and collecting donations to raise awareness of the charity and raise funds for the vital work they do in the local community.

Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director said, “This summer Princesshay wanted to celebrate the selection of quality food and talent in Princesshay, Exeter and the region. We were delighted to invite some top celebrity chefs into Princesshay and I’d like to publicly thank everyone that took part and helped make it such a great success!”

Live local musical entertainment in between cookery demonstrations played out sounds of the summer for shoppers and diners to enjoy. Princesshay visitors were serenaded by local talents including Celine Dos Santos, Roger Styles, Emma and Mark Travis.

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