Coronavirus: Sussex chef bakes amazing cake for NHS

A chef who has been furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned his culinary skills to making a cake for NHS staff

As well as being a gesture of gratitude for the dedicated bravery of front-line staff battling the dangerous disease it also promotes the important public message to ‘Stay Home’, ‘Protect the NHS’ and ‘Save Lives’.

Jordan Thompson, 28, normally works as head chef at the Crate and Apple pub in Chichester, presented chocolate sponge iced gold cake to staff at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

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He said: “While it is nice for staff to hopefully have a slice of cake, for me it’s all about the message.

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“While most people are now adhering to social distancing I think it’s scandalous that a small minority are still putting lives at risk by not following government regulations - it infuriates me. Hats off to the NHS - they are like a well oiled machine,’ said Jordan.

The chocolate sponge iced gold cake was presented to Marion and other QA staff on Friday morning.

Jordan, who has trained alongside celebrity chefs including Marco Pierre White and Jean Christophe Novelli, added: ‘I’ve been trying to keep busy since being furloughed and making this cake has allowed me to do something worthwhile and productive.’

The talented chef has also been posting cooking tutorials on his Instagram page for people to follow.

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