On Friday 21st June, a team of seven critically-acclaimed and Michelin-starred chefs will generously volunteer their time to showcase a world-class five-course menu as part of a fundraising dinner in aid of Adopt a School, a national charity which promotes primary food education by sending chefs and hospitality professionals to local schools. The unique line-up will see leading chefs Chris Marshall (Liverpool F.C), Hrishikesh Desai (Gilpin Hotel), Gary Jones (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons), Paul Askew (The Art School Restaurant), Lisa Goodwin-Allen (Northcote), Steve Doherty MCA (chef consultant and former Head Chef of Le Gavroche), and James Holden (Adopt a School Regional Chef). The dinner gains its name ‘Take 6 Colleges’, as the chefs will cook alongside catering students from six local colleges: Riverside College, L20, Hugh Baird College, Wirral Metropolitan College, St Helen’s College, and City of Liverpool College.
The flagship dinner will take place at The Beautiful Game Suite in Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool F.C, with thanks to Chris Marshall, the executive chef at Liverpool F.C. The evening will not only feature the five-course menu with matching wines; guests will also be treated to a Laurent-Perrier champagne and canapé reception, entertainment, and a raffle and auction of exclusive prizes.
All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to Adopt a School, a national charity founded in 1990 by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. Each year, Adopt a School works with over 16,000 children in primary schools, hospital schools, and youth clubs by sending chefs and hospitality professionals to local schools to teach pupils about cooking, healthy eating, food provenance, and sustainability. The Adopt a School programme operates across the UK, from Cornwall to Wicke, but works extensively within the North West, West Midlands, and London: areas which experience high levels of deprivation.
Sara Jayne Stanes OBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Adopt a School says: “Food education is key to giving young people the knowledge, practical skills and ability to be responsible for their wellbeing and to adopt a healthier lifestyle through informed choice. This is why programmes like Adopt a School are so important.
A special thanks to Chris Marshall for hosting the event, as well as Royal Academy of Culinary Arts members Hrishikesh Desai, Gary Jones, Paul Askew, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Steve Doherty MCA, and James Holden, and to all six participating colleges for generously donating their time to make the evening such a success.
Bookings can be made for either £100 per person or a table of ten can be purchased for £900.
Tickets are selling out quickly, so be sure to book yours now to avoid disappointment. All information about the event and bookings can be made by contacting Alys Bannister, Adopt a
School Programme Administrator either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Head Office on 020 8673 6300.