Five-year-old Isla has intestinal failure and is unable to eat or drink. But despite this, Isla adores cooking and has always dreamed of being a chef.
With the help of Peter Joyner, Food Development Director at Elior UK, The Royal Institution in Mayfair, and John Williams, executive chef at The Ritz, Starlight granted Isla’s wish in true style.
Isla’s wish started at The Royal Institution in Mayfair, where Isla and her brother Jack were presented with their personalised chef whites – bearing the Starlight, Elior and The Ritz logos.
After rolling truffles, making chocolate lollipops and baking and decorating cupcakes, Isla and her family were whisked away in a Rolls-Royce to The Ritz for a private tour of the kitchens and a spot of afternoon tea.
Ashlee, Isla’s mother, said: “I don’t even know where to begin. The whole time we were there, we felt so special. We are truly grateful for such an amazing time, we hardly ever get to spend time together as a family. For the first time in I don’t know how many years I have a photo of all of us together outside the hospital environment.”
Link to source: Chef Isla’s Delicious Day Out