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Cooking master class for 76-year-old Hanover resident

24 March 2015

Popple Well Springs

A 76-year-old woman from Tadcaster has taken her first cooking master class thanks to regional catering provider Caterplus.

Retired carer Kathleen Horner from Popple Well Springs, a Hanover Extra Care scheme, was joined by four Caterplus chefs who were recently awarded accolades for being the best in their class during a national competition arranged by the catering provider.

Since moving to the estate in 2011, Kathleen has taken part in many of the estate-based activities and regularly holds small dinner parties for friends and family. She particularly enjoys baking cakes and fresh bread and has aspirations to cook just like her favourite chef Marco Pierre White.

Kathleen says: ‘When I first heard that I would be attending the master class I felt very excited but a little intimidated.

‘Over the last 20 years I have watched various television master chefs who often displayed very little patience with their students.

‘I have to say they were very patient and have taught me a few tricks of the trade which I can’t wait to put to the test.’

Paul Watson, Catering Manager at Popple Well Springs says: ‘Kathleen was a very able student. For some time she has been very keen to create the perfect starter and ended up making a very tasty soup with Artisan bread.’

Following the master class, Kathleen and residents from Popple Well Springs were treated to a three-course gala dinner cooked by the award-winning Caterplus chefs.