Elijah’s pizza pudding hit the spot in Marco Pierre competition

Elijah Tedd with his winning Perfect Pizza Pudding
Elijah Tedd with his winning Perfect Pizza Pudding

An indulgent imagination helped a Kenilworth pupil rise to the top of the kitchen.

Thorns pupil, Elijah Tedd wowed the judges in a competition to create a new taste pizza for Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian in Smalley Place.

His Perfect Pizza Pudding - complete with chocolate spread, berries and ice cream - won him a cookbook signed by Marco Pierre himself.

The new recipe will be available to customers on the specials board this summer.

After watching his creation come to life, seven-year-old Elijah said: “I am proud to have won.

“I am really happy and excited, it has put a big smile on my face.”