Cliff Richard offered chef's job
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 June 2011
Sir Cliff Richard agreed to cook for 20 diners in a Memphis restaurant - and did so well, he was offered a job
Sir Cliff Richard has been offered a job as a chef.
The Congratulations' hitmaker agreed to step into the kitchen at Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee during a visit with friends and collaborators David Gest, Freda Payne and Candi Staton and after a tour of the restaurant, impressed owner Wendy McCrory when he served over 20 customers in half an hour.
Cliff agreed to take on the challenge after David - executive producer on his forthcoming album 'Soulicious' - bet him £500 that he could not cook in the restaurant.
However, diners were impressed and Wendy promptly offered him a job.
Candy said afterwards: "I have never seen a white man cook Cajun fried rice and southern potato salad like Cliff, he's obviously got a lot of soul in that rather lean body of his."
Freda added: "Cliff obviously knows how to make a tender breast.I even ordered a second one!"
Despite the job offer, Cliff is unlikely to accept as he is currently busy with his music.
'Soulicious' - on which Freda and Candy both appear - will be released on 05 October 2011 to coincide with his UK tour which begins on 15 October 2011 in Nottingham.