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The Nine Year Old Michelin-Starred Chef in the Making

Friday, 15 February 2019

Nine-year old Oscar O’Gorman, a pupil at Overleigh St. Mary’s CE Primary School inHandbridge, wrote to Santa Claus before Christmas requesting a cooking experience at the Michelin-starred‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’. Thanks to a little magic, he wasrecently able to do just that.

 Simon Radley, the Executive Chef a tour Michelin-starred restaurant,discovered a letter from Oscar’s brother, Adam, explaining his wish. It read:

 “Dear Mr Simon Radley,

 My name is  Adam and I have abrother called Oscar and he likes cooking and preparing food with my mum athome. I went to The Chester Grosvenor hotel in summer with my brother Oscar andhad a lovely time there. Oscar really liked eating lunch there. He wants to goto the hotel to learn how to cook lovely food. Oscar wrote to Santa Claus inLapland, asking him for one cooking experience. I would kindly like to ask youto invite my brother to your kitchen please. It would make my brother veryhappy!

 Love from Adam”

 Simon replied to Adam and reassured him thatSanta Claus had already been in touch with him and would make sure Oscar’s wishwas granted. As promised, Oscar was recently invited to the iconic restaurantto have a masterclass with Simon Radley. From touring the kitchen and meetingthe team, to decorating the award-winning cakes and pastries, Oscar receivedthe best-class in training.

It’s always wonderful to see children take an interest in what goes onbehind the scenes at the hotel and our restaurants. We were delighted towelcome Oscar and provide him with an exclusive insight into the running of thefamous Simon Radley kitchen. We were more than impressed with his pastrydecoration skills – here’s to a Michelin-starred chef in the making!

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