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PUBLISHED: 16:37 18 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:43 20 February 2013



Princesshay's first foodie event in partnership with their charity of the year Hospiscare was a delicious success raising over £600!

Princesshays first foodie event in partnership with their charity of the year Hospiscare was a delicious success raising over 600 with hundreds of shoppers enjoying professional chef demonstrations and tasty samples provided by some of Princesshays top restaurants.

A professional kitchen from Intoto based on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate was located in the main square where shoppers could sit back and relax in an undercover cookery theatre before each demonstration. Plasma screens allowed the crowds to see the cooking action up close and a team from Event Exeter at Exeter University coordinated the prep work and smooth running of each demonstration from backstage.

As Princesshays official charity partner, Hospiscare joined the team throughout the two day taste sensation running a raffle and collecting donations for the incredible work and care they provide across Exeter, mid and East Devon.

Alison Palfrey, Fundraising Manager from Hospiscare said, We raised over 600 which was fantastic and a great way to start our ongoing relationship with Princesshay. Thank you to every shopper who donated on Friday and Saturday.

Exeter based chefs James Knight Pacheco & Alasdair Hooper put four Exeter Chief Players through their paces as honorary sous chefs, cooking up healthy protein rich meals. Talented chef Chris Archambault showcased some of his signature dishes using the finest local produce and Exeter University Head Chef Paul Christian dished out some top tips on cooking salmon to perfection.

Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director said, We were really pleased with the response to our first restaurant and chef demonstration event and Id like to publicly thank everyone that took part and helped make it a success.


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