EXPERT cook Anna Champion lived up to her name by creating a winning meal.
The omelette with cheese, ham and herbs which Anna, 24, of Felpham, cooked in a competition by Covers timber and builders’ merchants was judged the tastiest.
Her prize is a beautiful Sheraton kitchen worth £10,000 in which she can create more enjoyable treats.
Anna earned her place in the final of the contest – against Midhurst’s Claire Drew – by devising a meal for a celebrity.
Her amusing reason for her choice of food grabbed the attention of the judges when she explained why actor Ray Winstone would be her chosen guest.
She said: “My mum has a slightly unhealthy obsession with Ray Winstone. It’s so extreme we have had a cardboard cut-out of him in our kitchen for four years.
“We’re so used to him, we forget he’s there, but it can be slightly awkward when anyone comes round to visit.
“My dad, brother, sister and I thought that if the ‘real’ Ray Winstone came round for dinner, we may actually be able to get rid of cardboard Ray.”
Even though the actor is unlikely to visit for a meal, his cardboard version will be put away while the new kitchen is installed.
Anna and Claire had to cook an omelette and were provided with a variety of ingredients. It was a close call between them, but Anna was crowned the Covers’ cook-off champion.
Ben Gale, Covers’ marketing manager, congratulated her on her success. He said: “Anna’s entry was simply brilliant, a very amusing read for us all and her omelette fared well, too.”
The competition was part of a fundraising event for St Wilfrid’s Hospice which helped raise £1,002.