Banbury mum Mel Allcroft, 45, of Nuffield Way was manning the Slimming World stall at the town’s Food Fair when she bumped into French chef Jean Christophe Novelli.
“He was doing a cookery demo in the town hall and we just had time to say hello,” she says. “He was charming, eloquent, in fact a perfect gentleman. It made my day.”
Mel holds classes at the Cornhill Centre on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.