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Former Lemon Tree chef Luke Fishpool's online cookery classes raise cash for disability charity Accuro

A classic English fish and chips is the cook-along dish set to raise cash for charity on St George’s Day.

Chef-turned-personal trainer Luke Fishpool will be showing off his culinary skills online as part of a series of Zoom tutorials in aid of Accuro, of Start Hill, which supports people with a disability across West Essex.

Luke was formerly chef-patron of the Lemon Tree restaurant – now home to Atkins – in Water Lane, Bishop’s Stortford.

Luke Fishpool (45672945)
Luke Fishpool (45672945)

He launched the monthly lessons last September and since then has prepared restaurant-quality dishes ranging from Thai green curry to vegan falafel burgers with festive salmon and cocktails along the way.

Participants sign up for £5, with all proceeds going to the charity. Those who register receive a shopping list prior to the session, along with preparation instructions to carry out before the Zoom starts.

Luke said: “I ran a series of cook-alongs during lockdown for clients of MW Fitness and really enjoyed being able to use my chef skills and knowledge in a way that helped to connect and inform our clients during a difficult time.

Luke Fishpool (45672937)
Luke Fishpool (45672937)

“Later, a successful cook-along for staff at Tees Law made me realise that a charity cook-along could help in so many ways, not only by raising funds but also by bringing people together to share a fun and informative experience.”

Most recently, Luke demonstrated four hot tapas dishes, as well as suggesting some cold dishes and wines to complement the Spanish meal, and took his fundraising total so far to £750.

To take part in the fish and chips tutorial on St George’s Day (Friday, April 23) at 6pm, register at accurocareservices.square.site/events.

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