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.
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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:
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