20 top chefs come together to raise money for Leukaemia charity

leuka charity dinnerOn Monday 7 March 2016, the annual Leuka charity event Who’s Cooking Dinner? will return to the kitchens at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for its 17th year. The event, which raises money to fund vital research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia and blood cancer, will see 20 world-class names from the culinary world come together for one night, cooking for 200 lucky diners.

The forthcoming 2016 line-up includes: 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).

Chris Corbin, (The Wolseley et-al) chairman of Leuka and Who’s Cooking Dinner? – who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia at the age of 38 – says: “We are delighted to be hosting Who’s Cooking Dinner? once again this spring. It’s rare to get so many talented chefs in one room together for a cause that touches so many people’s lives. The amount of funds we raise for Leuka’s vital research gets better with each year.

The evening begins with a draw during the pre-dinner reception where guests find out which chef is cooking for which 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.

Drinks will be crafted by bartender Rich Woods (Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA) who will be serving up some of his finest cocktail creations for the night. You’ll need pretty deep pockets to book a table for night, but then it is for charity. Tickets for the event cost £7,000 for a table of 10 and those who would like to purchase tickets can call Isla McLean on 020 7487 3401.

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