A MUIRFIELD School pupil is on top of the world after winning a lunch date with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo.
Caitlin Davidson (8), who is in primary five, came top of the class and beat off competition from hundreds of other school pupils to design a sandwich fit for a king. She was unveiled as winner in the ‘Desperate Danwich’ competition at the Camperdown Food and Flower Show on Friday.
Her culinary creation, entitled ‘Fruits of the Sea’ featured tuna, prawns and salmon on brown bread. It tickled the tastebuds of the judging panel, so much so her creation was crowned top of the class. Her prize consisted of free entry to the festival and lunch for her family with Gino D’Acampo on Sunday.
Caitlin also scooped a selection of prizes for herself which will help create her next dish, as well as a smoothie maker for the school.
Prize-winnerCaitlin said prior to her date with the TV chef: “I felt really surprised when they called my name. My sandwich had prawns, and sea food in it and I wasn’t sure if I would win.
“My prizes of a spoon, a potato masher, an ice pop maker, an apron and hat were good, but the best prize is my lunch with Gino. I’m really looking forward to lunch, it is a dream come true.”
Class teacher Mrs Janice McKenzie said: “All the children behaved really well and all the schools were great sports. Obviously we are over the moon with Caitlin’s achievement.”
Mrs Margaret McBride, deputy headteacher, commented: “We are incredibly proud of Caitlin. She is a real credit to the school.”