There’s less than three weeks to go till the annual fundraising event, Who’s Cooking Dinner? and we couldn’t be more excited.
The event, held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane, sees twenty world-class chefs come together for one night in order to raise money for Leuka, the charity which raises funds for the vital research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia and blood cancer.
The full line-up of chefs lay claim to a whopping 16 Michelin stars collectively. Those cooking on the night include: Angela Hartnett (Murano), Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal), Brett Graham (The Ledbury), Bruce Poole (Chez Bruce), Chris & Jeff Galvin (Galvin Restaurants), Clare Smyth (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay), Claude Bosi (Hibiscus), Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle), Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Gary Lee (The Ivy), Giorgio Locatelli (Locanda Locatelli), Hideki Hiwatashi (Sake no Hana), Mark Hix (HIX), Nathan Outlaw (Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel), Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Barrafina), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Rainer Becker (Zuma), Sally Clarke with Michele Lombardi (Clarke’s), Tim Hughes (Scott’s) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK).
The evening begins with a draw during the pre-dinner reception where guests find out which chef is cooking for which table. Meanwhile the chefs will be busy getting to work, ready to dish up a unique menu of their cuisine to their given table. Following the meal, diners will be invited to take part in an auction where they can bid for the chefs to cook in their own home. Exclusively for this year, the Godfather of English Pop Art Peter Blake has created a bespoke Who’s Cooking Dinner? piece of artwork for the auction. There’ll also be drinks carefully crafted by award-winning bartender Rich Woods (Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA) who will be serving up some of his finest cocktail creations for the night.
Who’s Cooking Dinner? promises to be an unforgettable night and one which raises money and awareness for a worthwhile cause – we can’t wait to see the chefs get down to work!