Under the watchful eye of celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo, three Stoke City players put their culinary skills to the test in front of an enthusiastic audience at this year's Stoke Kitchen event, which is supported by KMF (Precision Sheet Metal).
The three would-be chefs were Michael Owen, Thomas Sorensen and Michael Kightly, with the winner of the challenge being Michael Owen, who can now claim his first trophy as a Stoke City player.
Each player cooked a three-course meal and each was successful with one course each.
KMF-sponsored Thomas Sorenson produced what Gino D'Acampo and his fellow judges, Soccer AM's Tubes and Peter Wright from the event's main sponsors Wrights Food Group, judged to be the best starter while Michael Owen took the overall prize after the audience was called upon to break the deadlock.
The annual Stoke Kitchen event is held to raise funds for the football club's Community Fund.
In addition to the generous sponsorship of the evening by local businesses, including KMF, the evening was rounded off with an auction of footballing memorabilia from the players, which added a substantial amount to the total.