The cook off final of Pizza Idol 2015 took place at the Ring O’ Bells, Christleton on Thursday, March 5 with fresh and exciting ideas to get everyone’s taste buds tingling!
Three pupils from Christleton Primary School and three from Waverton Primary School came along to the Ring O’ Bells to turn their pizza ideas into reality. Together with the pizza chef they created their ideas 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 Toby Hulse, from Christleton Primary School was the winner of Pizza Idol 2015.
Toby created a prosciutto ham, spinach, gruyere cheese and egg on a tomato base pizza which he has called ‘Sam I Am’ (from Doctor Seuss) and will be featured on the Ring O’ Bells new spring/summer menu, which launches on March 31.
Yet again the standard of the finalists was so strong that for another year there will also be a Pizza Idol Pizza on the new children’s menu created by Ruby Valencia of Waverton Primary School. Her creation ‘The Waverton Wave’ which features king prawns, steak strips, red pepper, parmesan cheese, rocket and tomato based pizza was another real hit with our judges.
Owner Ian Wade said “Every year the quality of the entries gets better and 2015 proved that again. 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 of Christleton Primary & Simon Talbot of Waverton Primary for their support and involvement.