Michel Roux Jnr cooking masterclass raised funds for Chigwell special needs riding school

More than 130 guests saw a cooking masterclass from two-star Michelin chef Michel Roux Jnr with a lucky few getting to enjoy the results.

The judge on BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals visited Chigwell School in High Road, Chigwell, on Wednesday and guided the audience through a three course dinner.

The evening raised �1,000 for the Chigwell Riding Trust and tables of six took it in turns to join the chef to taste the courses.

Deborah Hall, the Trust’s manager, said: “He entertained us superbly with such humour and charisma. “Needless to say, the canap�s were amazing and each of the courses he presented looked delicious.

“I certainly came away having learnt a great deal.

“To have raised �1,000 is quite phenomenal.”

The Trust in Grange Farm, Chigwell, teaches people with special needs how to ride horses.

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The evening was organised by Chartwell’s, the school’s caterers and in-house catering manager Steve Jeffs.