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YORKSHIRE POST, Friday July 25th 2008
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YORKSHIRE POST
July 25, 2008

Kitchen's everday heroes win medals by design
Robert Sutcliffe
THREE chefs at Salts Diner in
Saltaire were given an unusual honour yesterday, Medals of Honour for Everyday Heroes. Paul Crowther has been second chef there for 13 years, Matthew Bracken, chef de partie has served five years David Moorhouse, has been chargrill chef for seven years.
The medals were made by
designer Inger Margrethe Larsen who has always been fascinated by medals and feels everyone should have at least one.
That is the idea behind her collection of finely worked plastic medals for the heroes and heroines of everday life.
She said: "I've always been fascinated by the way medals function as encouragement, a pat on the shoulder, but at the same time I find their solemn symbolism a little strange. That's why I consciously aimed for a humorous effect by twisting and enlarging my medals."
The three chefs were nominated for the outsize medals, made from pure white acrylic with coloured ribbons, by gallery owner Kath Libbert.
She said she had chosen the recipients "basically for delicious food and delightful service. I have been at Salts myself for nearly 13 years and it has always been a pleasure to eat at The Diner."
The awards were made as the Now & Then exhibition - a collaboration between Kath's renowned contemporary jewellery gallery at Salts Mill in Saltaire and Harrogate- based antique jewellery specialist Susan Rumfitt gets into its stride
Now & Then places a collection of contemporary work by leading jewellers from around
the world alongside antique pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It has four key themes: Sentiment and Sex, Power and Politics, The Lighter Side and Memento Mori - death and mourning.
Now & Then runs until September 28. Salts Mill is open daily lOam-5.30pm Monday to Friday and lOam-6pm Saturday and Sunday. For more details visit www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel/Fax 01274 599790. For directions see About Us
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Weekends 10am - 6pm. Email:info@kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk