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Erik In The Kitchen

ERIK PIETERS has agreed to have his culinary skills put to the ultimate test by taking part in Stoke Kitchen, sponsored by Wrights, on Thursday 10th October.

Top TV chef Gino D'Acampo will put Pieters, Jermaine Pennant and one other member of the Potters' first team squad through their paces in what promises to be a fun-packed occasion at the Britannia Stadium.

Dutch international Pieters, who joined the Club from PSV Eindhoven during the summer, is a keen amateur cook but how will he cope with preparing a sumptuous meal under Gino's watchful eye - and in front of a live audience.

The Tony Waddington Suite will be transformed into a superbly-equipped kitchen for the big event, which has proved enormously popular over the last three years.

Rory Delap, Matthew Upson and Michael Owen have scooped the top prize in the previous cook-offs and City will announce at a later date which players will be joining Pennant in challenging for the prestigious honour this time around.

Gino made his first appearance at the Britannia Stadium last year and was an enormous hit, with both the audience and participating players alike.

The Italian shot to prominence in 2009 when he won ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'. He has hosted 'There's No Taste Like Home' and the popular show 'Let's Do Lunch ...with Gino and Mel', which also features Melanie Sykes. His first primetime series, 'Gino's Italian Escape', will start a six-week run in the autumn.

Tickets for the 2013 Stoke Kitchen are priced at £1,500 plus VAT for a table of 10 people which includes a three course meal, three bottles of wine on each table and a photo opportunity on the night.

Pieters will be sponsored on the night by KMF and opportunities to join them in sponsoring the others are also available.

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