Cornish Chefs Club First Annual Charity Fundraiser 2013

This fantastic event will take place on Sunday 29th September 2013.

Some of the County’s greatest chefs are getting together with the sole intention of raising loads of cash for local charities.

150 people will be treated to an evening of fine dining and amazing ingredients. There will be eight courses, each one developed by Cornwall’s greatest chefs listed below. The finest ingredients are being provided by some of the County’s greatest suppliers, growers, and producers. Everything is being donated 100% free of charge, thus helping us to achieve our target of £20,000 in one night and donating every penny to our chosen charities.

This is the team behind the largest charity catering collaboration in Cornwall:

Adrian Oliver – Margot’s Bistro, Padstow

Phil Thomas – Rosewarne Manor, Hayle

Ben Prior – Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, Marazion

Ken Symons – Oliver’s, Falmouth

Tom Scade – Tides Restaurant, Rock

Bruce Rennie – The Gurnard’s Head, St Ives

Matt Vernon – Mussel Shack, Falmouth

Steve Marsh – Wellington Hotel, Boscastle

Dale McIntosh – Merchants Manor, Falmouth

Ben Stevens – Delicate Trade Ltd, Hospitality Consultancy

Rosewarne Manor will be our host for this year’s event with food, music, entertainment and a charity auction all helping to raise cash for the following great causes:

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Neo-natal Unit

Spectrum, providing sensory environments for Autistic children

Cornwall Deaf Children’s Society, providing exciting experience days out

Cornwall Blind Society, providing exciting experience days out

Women’s Refuge, fitting a brand new hostel family kitchen

Cornish Chefs Club felt that rather than donating the cash to these charities it would be much more efficient if we raised the cash and then bought some of the things that were at the top of their wish lists. Things they would struggle to buy for themselves. So, that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Originally we were aiming to raise £10,000, but the level of support received has meant that we have had to borrow a bigger marquee and provide more tickets and meals. We are now on track for raising £20,000 in one night, and every penny of that going directly to helping children and families in challenging circumstances in Cornwall.

Please take the time to check out our website here and read about all our many great sponsors and take the time to support their businesses. Without their generosity and support none of this would be possible. You know who you are, thank you so much.

There will also be an auction during the evening and we have been given some amazing donations, several valued at over £1,000 each, but there’s always room for more. If you have a dining experience, company gift, special experience or anything else you would be happy to donate for our auction, please get in touch with Cyril at Rosewarne Manor on 01209 610414

Tickets are £100 per person and have almost sold out already.


For more information please contact Ben Stevens at Delicate Trade on 07976 108633 or email