Trio have recipes for success

St Wilfrids Primary School pupils Isla Ellis, Lucy Simenacz and Maisie Willis at Lockwoods Restaurant.
St Wilfrids Primary School pupils Isla Ellis, Lucy Simenacz and Maisie Willis at Lockwoods Restaurant.

The multi award-winning restaurant on North Street, Ripon, launched the competition to find the best British recipe from the area’s school children.

Getting advice from owner Matthew Lockwood.

Getting advice from owner Matthew Lockwood.

It was designed to help make children more aware of the pleasures of growing, cooking and eating good local food.

The children, Isla Ellis, 10, Lucy Simenacz, 10, and Maisie Willis, 10, were declared winners due to their beautifully designed and well thought-out British recipes of Eaton Mess; Mini Toad in the Hole with onion gravy and carrot and swede mash; and a Brimham Bilberry Crumble with honey ripple ice-cream and ginger parkin biscuits, followed by local cheeses and Ripon Relish.

The talented trio cooked in the restaurant’s kitchen with owner Matthew Lockwood.

Mr Lockwood said: “The standard from these three children was incredibly high.

Some of the dishes produced by the St Wilfrids children.

Some of the dishes produced by the St Wilfrids children.

“The girls had thought about the recipe, local ingredients and drawn amazing pictures of their dish.”

St Wilfrid’s teacher Karen Ellis, who accompanied the children said: “Congratulations to Isla, Lucy and Maisie for their hard work. Matthew and his team were very helpful.”