The Chefs’ Forum Dining Decathlon in aid of Hospitality Action
Ten Courses, Countless Beneficiaries
The Grand Ballroom of London’s glittering five star The Langham, London will play host to a fundraising dinner with a difference with a spectacular, ten-course Dining Decathlon in aid of Hospitality Action
Tables are now available for the fine dining charity dinner and auction, organised in association with The Chefs’ Forum and taking place on Monday March 7th 2016.
A brigade of twelve leading chefs will prepare the ten-courses on offer. They are:
- Canapés by Roux protégé Chris King, Executive Chef of The Langham, London
- Amuse-bouche by Chef Mentor Matt Wilby and Alan Paton, Executive Head Chef and holder of two AA Rosettes at the Nayland Hotel’s Lakes restaurant
- First Starter by Steven Edwards and Joshua Stanzl of Etch Foods. Steven was winner of ‘MasterChef: The Professional’s’ in 2013
- Second Starter by Russell Bateman of The Grove, 2014’s Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year
- Fish Course by Michael Dutnall, Chef de Cuisine and holder of two AA Rosettes at London’s Le Méridien Piccadilly
- Vegetable Course by two AA Rosette holder Paul Greening of Aqua Kyoto, London
- Meat Course by Richard Bainbridge, winner of The Great British Menu 2015 and Chef-Patron of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich
- Pre Dessert by Thomas Leatherbarrow, Development Pastry Chef and Will Torrent, award-winning chocolatier
- Dessert by Will Torrent and Thomas Leatherbarrow
- Petit Fours by Cherish Finden, Executive Pastry Chef of The Langham, London and The Craft Guild of Chefs ‘Pastry Chef of the Year’ 2012
Helping to make the ten-course classic British fusion-themed menu a reality on the night will be students from Westminster Kingsway College, Colchester Institute Catering College, Hit Training Academy and Passion to Inspire.
Ingredients for the event will be donated by The Chefs’ Forum suppliers. This will help ensure that the funds raised from the evening – including an exclusive charity auction – will go to further Hospitality Action’s efforts to raise vital awareness of those who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.
Penny Moore, Chief Executive, Hospitality Action, comments: “We are thrilled at the level of support the Dining Decathlon has already gathered! To have so many chefs of such a high calibre support us in this way is fantastic. We are especially grateful to The Chefs’ Forum, Thomas Leatherbarrow and The Langham, London for making the event possible.”
Tickets are £100 per person or £1,000 for a table of ten and include the drinks reception, ten-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Additional drinks are not included but a cash bar will be available. Those wishing to get involved with or book places at the Dining Decathlon should contact: Giuliana Vittiglio via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3004 5504. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events
The Dining Decathlon arrives on the back of Hospitality Action’s latest ‘It Could Happen to Anyone’ campaign, featuring hard-hitting imagery of some of the UK’s best known chefs and tackling issues such as addiction, domestic violence, illness, depression and injury. To find out more about the work of Hospitality Action and how the charity offers support to thousands of people each year, visit: www.hospitalityaction.org.uk