Top Chefs impress at Forest Holme Hospice dining event

Diners were treated to an evening of culinary delights as they experienced the stunning creations of four of Dorset’s finest chefs.

On Sunday April 21, The Bournemouth Marriott Highcliff Hotel provided an elegant setting for Forest Holme Hospices’ fine dining event, Dorset on a Plate. Event guests enjoyed a unique four course meal cooked by top chefs and 3 members of the Chefs Forum; Gary Kilminster, Matthew Budden, Russell Brown and Richard Allsopp. The chefs exceeded all expectations and ‘wowed’ guests with their creativity and culinary talents.

Hannah Parsons, Event and Corporate fundraiser at Forest Holme Hospice Charity said; “The evening was a great success and showcased the fantastic local produce that is available in Dorset. I would like to thank all of the chefs that took part in the event and our event sponsors; Samways Fish, Harvest Fine Foods, Essential Cuisine, Lyme Bay Winery and The Dorset Charcuterie company”.

Gary Kilminster and Hannah Parsons will continue to build the profile of restaurants and suppliers in Dorset by producing a local cookery book that will be available to purchase later in the year. All of the proceeds from the book will go towards end of life care at Forest Holme Hospice.

For further information, please contact Hannah Parsons on 01202 442558 or email