Audience Vote: yellow bananas or orange tangerines
It was a night to remember – and raised more than £1,300 for charity!

Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar is pleased to announce its Hell’s Kitchen Hero night raised more than £1,300 for Trinity Hospice.

The evening – which saw two contestants go head-to-head to cook for more than 60 diners supported by two commis chefs from BBC Radio Lancashire – was an incredible success.

The proceeds, raised through ticket sales and a raffle, form part of Twelve’s 2010 fund-raising programme for Trinity Hospice to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Sean O'Brien from Bispham was crowned Twelve's Kitchen Hero 2010; the runner-up was Adam Blakey, a web designer from Cleveleys.
Compere and singer Paul Guard and Caroline Upton

Caroline Upton, Front of House Proprietor at Twelve said she was delighted with the result.

“We decided that during our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to give something back to the community that supports us and we are very grateful to everyone who joined us for our Hell’s Kitchen night.

Fund-raisers from Trinity Hospice

“The contestants, diners, special guests, judges and staff had an incredible time and we all raised money for a very worthy cause; we’re really looking forwarding to presenting Trinity Hospice with a cheque in the New Year!”

Both Sean and Adam produced fantastic menus and performed brilliantly on the night under the watchful gaze of judges, Robin Duke, Entertainment Editor of The Gazette, and restauranteur, Michael Golowicz.

Sean and Adam competed in teams under the banners of Twelve’s signature dishes – the Tangerine Dream Team vs the Banana Butty Team. There was a Ready Steady Cook audience style vote – orange tangerines vs yellow bananas.

Sean was joined by commis chef Sally Naden, a Presenter with BBC Radio Lancashire and Adam was joined by commis chef Alison Brown, a Producer with BBC Radio Lancashire.

Sean served two starters of duck a l'orange salad and potted chicken liver pate followed by two main courses of rib eye steak and blue cheese sauce, and grilled hake.

Alison Brown, Adam Blakey, Sally Naden, Sean O'Brien
Adam served starters of butternut squash soup, and prawn and courgette linguine followed by main courses of chicken breast and chorizo, and shank of lamb.

Both contestants were showered with goodies from the new Twelve Corner Shop – which opened at the beginning of November. Sean was also presented with a specially engraved kitchen knife.