Masterchef semi-finalist Sarah McCready joined staff and pupils at Heyford Park Free School last Thursday to provide an evening of fine dining.
She is also the school’s project manager and was responsible for the redevelopment of the school’s Officers’ Mess building at their Upper Heyford base.
Away from her daytime job, she created the menu for the evening which celebrated the school’s official opening with sponsorship by leading homes developer Dorchester Living.
The evening was hosted by property expert and TV presenter Michael Holmes, where there was also a charity auction in aid of the school, and Year Seven pupils also helped Ms McCready, who comes from Bicester, with some of the preparation work on the menus.
Paul Silver, Dorchester Living CEO, said: “We are delighted with the success story of Heyford Park Free School. At Dorchester Living we work with the local community to make our vision a reality and have an approach to sustainability which is different to that of other developers.
“For Dorchester Living, the most important aspect is caring about the way people live and the wellbeing of the community. Sarah McCready has been instrumental in the astounding success of the school, through the creation of the Business Plan, formation of the Parents’ Association and overall development of the school.”