Anna can be seen working her magic in the cook off.

Covers’ Cook Off Champion is crowned

Published:  23 October, 2014

Creativity was the name of the game earlier this month as Covers Timber and Builders’ Merchants ran a competition where entrants had the opportunity to win a Sheraton Kitchen, worth £10,000.

Anna Champion from Felpham, Bognor, lived up to her surname and was crowned the Covers Cook Off Champion on Saturday 11 October.

Ms Champion successfully cooked up a storm in the Covers Home Ideas showroom on the Quarry Lane Estate, Chichester, up against Claire Drew from Midhurst. Both finalists had to cook an omelette and were provided with a variety of ingredients. It was a close call but Ms Champion’s omelette with cheese, ham and herbs, was marked the best and led her to be crowned the Covers’ Cook Off Champion.

To become short listed Ms Champion had to design a meal to share with a celebrity of her choice in her Sheraton kitchen. Her application grabbed the attention of the judges immediately as she explained, in detail, why Ray Winstone was her chosen celebrity.

Ms Champion said: “My mum has a slightly unhealthy obsession with Ray Winstone. It’s so extreme that we have had a cardboard cut-out of him in our kitchen for four years.

“My dad, brother, sister and I thought that if the ‘real’ Ray Winstone came round for dinner we may actually be able to get rid of cardboard Ray.

“Although the ‘real’ Ray Winstone isn’t coming round for dinner any time soon – he is of course invited at any time – my mum has now promised us that his cardboard counterpart will take a break from our kitchen when the new one is installed.”

Ms Champion added: “Thank you Covers for helping us out. We can’t wait to choose our brand new Sheraton kitchen from the fantastic range available.”

Ben Gale, marketing manager for Covers, added: “On behalf of everyone at Covers, I would like to congratulate Anna for winning our competition. Her entry was simply brilliant; a very amusing read for us all, and her omelette fared well too.

“We’re glad we could be of assistance with her mum’s obsession and hope that cardboard Ray stays in his box for at least a few months.”

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