Many restaurants across London are keen to help raise money to support those affected by the catastrophic Australian fires, from wildlife charities to disaster relief. Instagrammers Felicity Spector and Clerkenwell Boy have been hard at work collating a list of the events and efforts for Hot Dinners.
In the run-up to the commercial moneyfest that is Christmas, it's always nice to have something to remind us that this time of year can also be, you know, about doing something nice for others.
So we're pleased to hear that once again StreetSmart are launching their annual fundraising campaign, working with London restaurants to raise money for vulnerable and homeless members of their local community during November and
This year has been a big year for Dishoom's iconic bacon naan. First, they decided to supersize it, introducing the Bacon Double Naan in April. Now they've gone one further - teaming up with the chaps at Pizza PIlgrims for a special edition pizza - and it's all in aid of charity.
The Dishoom Bacon and Egg Naan Pizza sounds like
This year, Bleecker are once again putting all their profits to one side to support Hospitality Action, the charity that supports and build awareness around mental health and addiction in the hospitality industry. Last year they and some restaurant partners across London raised over £10k so
When it comes to good causes, then Magic Breakfast is right up there. If you haven't heard of the charity before, then the premise is simple (albeit pretty depressing that the need for it exists). They raise money to provide healthy breakfasts to children who arrive at school too hungry to learn.
Over the years they've run a series of fun charity breakfast events, but this year they're stepping things up with the launch of the first ever Magic Brunch. This
Returning for a second year, M restaurant in Victoria is turning itself into a pop-up restaurant to raise funds to end sex trafficking and modern day slavery. M Is Not For Sale will run for a month raising both funds and awareness to support Professor David Batstone's ‘Not for Sale’ enterprises. 100% of the profits from sales of the special menu will go to the charity.
If you're thinking, 'well that sounds like something I definitely want to
You've got to hand it to Hawksmoor - when they say they're bringing a top brigade together for their annual Dream Team Dinner they've really nailed it this year.
The five course feast in aid of Action Against Hunger has just announced its line-up for 2019 and it sounds unmissable.
Kicking off the evening they'll have Kyseri and OKLAVA’s Head Chef Selin Kiazim, winner and star of BBC 2 series, The Great British Menu, creating a selection of canapés. Following her
Here at Hot Dinners we're all for ways to enjoy yourself that also have the rather lovely side bonus of doing good. So when blogger and cookbook author Lizzie Mabbott (aka Hollow Legs) told us about her charity raffle, stacked with top foodie prizes to be won, it seemed like something you should all know about.
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This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.
It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this year's line-up looks unmissable. Taking place in
Life is tough and for some folk it can be even tougher - so the work of Hospitality Action, which does brilliant work to help support and build awareness around mental health and addiction in the hospitality industry has to be applauded.
Zan Kaufman from Bleecker Burger knows all too well how much of a different this support can make. Her brother Mark, who worked in restaurants in Miami Beach suffered from mental illness and addition. "Last April, he overdosed and
You've got to hand it to Action Against Hunger, the folk at that charity really know how to put an interesting sounding event together. And they usually have some top restaurant partners in whatever they do. So we're not that surprised to hear about their upcoming Moveable Feasts.
If you've ever been on one of the London Restaurant Festival's Gourmet Odysseys, this is along similar lines although you'll be walking between each restaurant - just as well, really.
Eating chocolate at any time is a pleasurable experience. But eating chocolate and doing good at the same time is way better. So we're hugely behind the return of Chocs for Chance - a charity auction co-founded by Fred Sirieix of First Dates fame (and also General Manager at Galvin at Windows restaurant).
The idea is simple. Top chefs create some amazing boxes of chocolates. They're raffled in an online auction and the proceeds go to Galvin’s Chance, a charity
A good kebab can be a great thing - but want to know what's better? Enjoying kebabs by five of London's top restaurants going head-to-head over who makes the best one.
That's the premise behind the Great British Bab Off [or GBBO if you prefer] - a charity event conceived of by Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab.
Taking place on
If you love pizza as much as us, the chance to try the creations of some of London's top chefs and raise money for a great cause sounds like a no-brainer. For a month, pizzas created by a group of chefs will be on offer at West London pizzeria Pizzicotto. The chef whose pizza sells the most will be crowned the winner of the Gourmet Pizza Challenge, and their pizza will become a permanent addition to the Pizzicotto menu.
Chefs taking part are: