Will kitchen tempers flare? Can our amateur chefs step up to the plate? Who has the most culinary talent…and, most importantly, what will the customers think?

The search for Twelve’s Kitchen Hero reaches boiling point on Wednesday October 27th.

Two amateur chefs – Adam Blakey from Cleveleys and Sean O’Brien, a former MasterChef contestant from Bispham - will be going head-to-head in Twelve’s award-winning kitchen to impress not only a dining room full of people but also a distinguished panel of judges.

The candidates will compete under the banners of Twelve’s signature dessert dishes – Banana Butty vs Tangerine Dream.

Banana Butty Team: Adam is a freelance web designer. His menu will feature starters of prawn and courgette linguine, and a soup, followed by main courses of roast lamb with a red wine jus, and a chicken dish. His Commis Chef will be BBC Radio Lancashire Producer, Alison Brown.

He said: “I can’t wait to get going – it’s a great opportunity to put my skills to the test. At home I do all the cooking and I love cooking for friends and family. I love Asian and Italian food most of all.”

Tangerine Dream Team: Sean is a Bio Medical Scientist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. His menu will feature starters of duck and orange salad and chicken liver pate followed by main courses of rib-eye steak with a blue cheese sauce, and a fish dish. His Commis Chef is BBC Radio Lancashire Presenter Sally Naden.

Sean explained: “At home, I am the cook in the house and I especially love Asian cooking – that’s my forte. I was on MasterChef two or three years ago and it was great fun, I got through the first round and even managed to get on television!

“I am really looking forward to working in Twelve’s kitchen – it sounds like it will be a great night.”
The event is being staged to celebrate Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar’s 10th anniversary and raise money for Trinity Hospice.

There will be more than 60 diners with a Ready Steady Cook style audience vote as well as live commentary and video link-up from the kitchen.

The judges include Fylde coast restaurateur Michael Golowicz and Blackpool Gazette Entertainment Editor, Robin Duke alongside Twelve owners Caroline Upton, Front of House and Paul Moss, Chef.

Caroline explained: “Both Adam and Sean submitted excellent dishes to win through as the two candidates selected to compete in Twelve’s 2010 Kitchen Hero competition.

“We’re looking forward to a super evening – it will be great fun and everyone will be involved. We hope Adam and Sean get a real buzz out of working in a professional kitchen!”
Adam Blakey: Banana Butty Team

Sean O'Brien: Tangerin Dream Team