Giant paella sizzles on the Square

Joseph Bulmer

Fund-raising chefs bring a taste of Spain to Barnstaple

A TASTE of Spain came to Barnstaple Square in the form of a giant paella.

Chefs Gordon Knight and Wanda Yeo launched their new outside catering business Your Day with the creation of a huge paella in the street.

Using kilos of mussels, shrimps, chicken, peppers, chorizo and a mountain of rice, they filled a huge pan with a traditional Spanish paella. It was big enough to provide man-sized portions for more than 70 people who turned up for the occasion – and raised more than �400 for the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal.

The event was held outside Lilicos tapas lounge and bar, run by Wanda and her husband Chris Smith. It launched the new Your Day business set up with Gordon to provide customised eating for wedding parties and all kinds of social occasions.