A well-known butcher has joined forces with a top TV chef to raise cash for charity and introduce children to the kitchen.
Stewart Collins, from Muirhead’s S Collins & Son Butchers, met Irish TV chef Adrian Martin on a visit to Dublin and was so impressed he arranged for him to cross the water to give expert demonstrations over a three-day programme.
Adrian (23) who presents the popular Irish TV show, ‘Chef Adrian - The Craft Butcher,’ made personal appearances at eight local schools.
He also demonstrated his prowess at two public cooking demo fundraisers, one at Stepps Parish Church which raised £900 for the church roof fund, and at the Knights of St Columba, Moodiesburn, which realised a further £200.
Mr Collins said: “Young people and their teachers, along with adults at the sell-out evening sessions, all said they learned a great deal, not only about cooking and healthy eating, but also about the value of using recipes that utilise top quality locally produced ingredients and meat products, an ethos that remains integral to the S Collins & Son philosophy.
“Adrian said he found the experience both enjoyable and fulfilling. We are now planning a return visit, hopefully before Christmas.”