Wednesday 8th September 2010 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston has said a fond farewell to assistant chef, Debbie McCardie, a pudding specialist responsible for creating thousands of cakes and desserts over the past 12 years.
Debbie, who has always had a career in catering, is now head chef at a private school, after making hundreds of portions of loaves, crispy cakes, jelly, mousses, flapjacks and cheesecakes daily.
She said: 'I have seen some changes over the years; firstly the amount of children we feed and also redevelopment of the kitchen and restaurant. I shall miss the girls; we have had some really good laughs and tears and it is like a home from home here. My most popular puddings were always the hedgehog slice and cheesecake so I've left the recipes for those!'