Calderdale kitchens feel the heat

Come Dine for SmartMove dinner party
Come Dine for SmartMove dinner party

Pots and pans have been sizzling across Calderdale as creative and charitable cooks host Come Dine for Smart Move dinner parties.

The campaign, asking residents to host a dinner party in which guests donate £10 per head to homeless charity SmartMove, is underway.

Come Dine With Smartmove at Maltings College, Fountain Head village.'Trainee chefs, from the left, Hamish Wadsworth, Jack Apak and Kristian Lumb.

Come Dine With Smartmove at Maltings College, Fountain Head village.'Trainee chefs, from the left, Hamish Wadsworth, Jack Apak and Kristian Lumb.

The launch of the Come Dine for SmartMove campaign went down a treat with five competition winners savouring a four-course meal created by chef Matthew Anderson and apprentice students for winners along with four guests each at The Maltings College.

Janice Arkulisz, Diana Green, Wendy McKenna, Emma Norris and Cher Race attended the college on October 10 with friends and family.

Guests were treated to a choice of melon and prawns or pumpkin soup; roast belly pork or red onion and goats cheese tartlet; Maltings mess or treacle tart.

Principle of The Maltings College Julian Dowson said: “I feel it’s important our students support local charities like SmartMove to nurture a better understanding of our community in Calderdale.”

In the second half of the campaign: Dine Out for Smartmove, local eateries are asked to donate a £1 for every party sat from October 26 - November 10.

Julie Corrie, SmartMove landlord liason officer hosted a three-course Thai inspired night created by authentic chef Pajaree at her home in Barkisland.

A party of 16 guests enjoyed sweet and sour king prawns; Mu sa man chicken curry; stir fried roast duck and ginger and pork with oyster sauce. The evening raised £250 for the charity that accommodates Calderdale’s homeless.

Julie said: “As soon as SmartMove Come Dine In event was launched I wanted to host a dinner party - I’ve been lucky in life and instantly wanted to help.”