The annual Pizza Idol competition for children took place at the Ring O’ Bells, with Tamsin O’Keefe taking the top spot.
Three pupils from Christleton Primary School and three from Waverton Primary were in the final of the competition which aims to encourage children to get creative and start cooking.
Together with the pizza chef they turned their pizza ideas into reality and experienced what it is like to cook in a professional kitchen.
Each pupil created a pizza that was unique and delicious so it proved extremely hard for owner Ian Wade and head chef Andy King to choose a winner. However, a winner had to be chosen and eventually it was decided that Tamsin, from Christleton Primary School, deserved to be crowned Pizza Idol 2014.
Tamsin created a blue cheese, bacon, pepper, spinach, red onion and mozzarella pizza which she has called Chunk of Cheshire and will be featured on the Ring O’ Bells new spring/summer menu.
The standard of the finalists was so strong this year that there will also be a ‘Pizza Idol Pizza’ on the new children’s menu created by Joe Tabbener, of Waverton Primary School. His creation with a bacon, cheddar, mozzarella and tomato topping was another real hit with the judges.
Mr Wade said “Every year the quality of the entries gets stronger and 2014 was another great year.
“Thanks to everyone involved, we can’t wait to get the pizzas on our new menu!”
Thanks must go to the team at the Ring O’ Bells for organising the event again, the pupils for their imaginative ideas and a special thanks to David Harker, headteacher at Christleton Primary, and Sue Buckley, deputy headteacher at Waverton Primary, for their support and involvement.