JAMIE OLIVER last week virtually popped into a kitchen in Bearsden to help raise funds for a local school.
The celebrity chef was streamed via a live link up direct from his kitchen in London into the home of Wendy McLaren of Bearsden.
Jamie served up a virtual festive feast, complete with Christmas banter and seasonal cheer.
Mrs McLaren was hosting the Jamie at Home party in order to help raise funds for Bearsden Primary School, where her two eldest children attend.
The mother-of-three was joined by around 30 friends at the event.
But the Bearsden party was lucky enough to speak to the chef live through the web. Jamie wished the ladies lots of “good luck” with their fundraising efforts which include plans to create a new playground for Bearsden Primary School.
On the night the ladies bought over £700 worth of Jamie’s designer-led Jme collection of kitchen and dinnerware.
In return for hosting the party, Mrs McLaren received £140 worth of goods and a signed copy of the chef’s latest cookery book which will all be raffled through Bearsden Primary in the run up to Christmas as part of the fundraising efforts for the school.
Mrs McLaren, a member of the Bearsden Primary School Fundraising Group, said: “I was delighted to get involved with hosting a Jamie at Home party as he uses the money raised to support his charitable foundation.
“We were also delighted with Jamie’s very kind support for our school fundraising efforts. We really enjoyed our quick chat with him and his many great cookery tips. It was a fantastic night.” The evening was topped off with a scrumptious selection of canapés and demonstration of the Jme collection.