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Win A Private Cooking Lesson From A Top Chef

BY Boon Koh
Published 18 June 2010

Ever wanted to learn how to cook from Heston Blumenthal or Raymond Blanc? How about learning how to cook with Marcus Wareing and have a meal at The Berkeley for you and three friends afterwards?

While it normally cost an arm and a leg to meet these chefs let alone learn culinary skills from them, the three above and six other top chefs are taking part in a charity raffle called Chefs Unite. Organised by the charity Children with Leukaemia, this Chefs United fundraising campaign aims to raise as much money as possible from the raffle tickets to help fight Britain’s childhood cancer. Members of the public can win an experience of a lifetime of learning how to cook from these top celebrity chefs, with some of them prepared to come to your own home to give you a private lesson.

Each competition raffle ticket costs £10, and goes into the draw for an experience with one of the nine celebrity chefs. The experiences range from just a standard cooking lesson direct from one of them, a luxurious meal for you and your friends at their restaurant, or a combination of both.

The following is the list of top chefs taking part with Chefs Unite:

Raymond Blanc
Heston Blumenthal
Antonio Carluccio
Ken Hom
Giorgio Locatelli
James Martin
Marcus Wareing
Marco Pierre White
Antony Worrall Thompson

Personally, I will be going for Heston Blumenthal’s raffle, just because I am such a big fan of him and even have his Fat Duck Cookbook at home. However, Ken Hom’s offer of a banquet at his restaurant is enticing, although the downside is that it is in Paris. Raymond Blanc and Antony Worrall Thompson are two others that I would love to get to meet!

The raffle closes on Wednesday, 7th July 2010. Each raffle ticket cost £10. What are the chances of winning the raffle? No-one knows, but its fair to say that this competition is very unique and so there will be probably be lots of people trying their luck, which can only be a good thing for the Children with Leukaemia charity.

To enter the raffle and buy a ticket, visit chefsunite.co.uk.