Zilli.jpgCelebrity chef-restaurateur, Aldo Zilli stepped in as a last-minute replacement host of last week’s Caterer and Hotelkeeper Excellence in Food and Drink Awards, sponsored as ever by 3663 – First for Foodservice.
The Italian fish specialist took charge after it emerged that scheduled hostess, Clarissa Dickson Wright, of Two Fat Ladies fame, had been struck down with food poisoning. At the end of the event, Aldo signed off by saying: “If you’ve enjoyed seeing me, I’m Aldo Zilli. If not, I’m Clarissa Dickson Wright”.
The shy, retiring chef had an extra surprise waiting for winners, as they came to the stage to receive their trophies: a signed picture of himself. One winner was so overcome that he kissed Zilli’s hand in thanks.
Check out next week’s Caterer and Hotelkeeper for full details of the event and winners.