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Celebrity chef surprises Spectrum residents with a calendar for Christmas


Published by Tina for Spectrum Housing Group in Communities

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18,000 homes received an early Christmas present from Spectrum Housing Group this month. Residents were surprised and overjoyed when they discovered that celebrity chef, Lesley Waters, had endorsed their recipes in a calendar for 2014.

Residents had been supplying the quarterly Spectrum newsletter, One Voice, with their favourite recipes, but hadn’t expected their recipes to be made into a calendar. They were amazed to discover that Lesley Waters thought so highly of their creations that she wanted to support the project.

Dorset-based chef Lesley Waters, who regularly appeared on Ready Steady Cook, This Morning and Great Food Live, said: “I was delighted to endorse the 2014 residents’ recipe calendar and, as an avid food fan, I was impressed with the range of wholesome yet exciting seasonal recipes that the residents had created, so I was keen to support them.

“It was a privilege to be part of the calendar project and add one of my own extra special simple to make soufflé creations!”

Resident and editor of One Voice, Trixie Lye, said: “I led a team of residents to help put the calendar together and we encouraged resident’s staff and one of our suppliers, Plum Communications & PR who help with our newsletter, to get cooking!

Across the group everyone pulled together to produce a calendar of tasty treats and food ideas suitable for a variety of tastes and budgets. This was the perfect Christmas gift because it was made by residents for residents, and we were thrilled Lesley Waters was happy to endorse it for us!”


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