Social Sunday will see some of the UK’s most respected chefs serve-up bespoke menus to raise money for Hospitality Action this weekend.
The event, which has raised more than £152,000 in the four years it has been running, will this year be headed by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. Hospitality Action has offered vital assistance to all who work or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis, for nearly 200 years. They work to help people suffering from illnesses, experiencing poverty, bereavement and domestic violence as well as those who might be feeling isolated after retirement, plus many more.
This year more than 100 restaurants across the country will take part in the fundraiser, which is sponsored by caterer.com, with chefs including Bryn Williams, of Bryn Williams at Somerset House, London; Claude Bosi of Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London; Sat Bains of Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham; Phil Howard of Elystan Street, London; and Tom Kitchin of the Kitchin Group, Scotland; among those pulling on their whites for charity.
Three of Atherton’s London restaurants – Pollen Street Social, No.5 Social and Social Eating House – will all welcome guest chefs on Sunday. At Pollen Street Social Atherton and head chef Dale Bainbridge will be joined at the pass by Pierre Koffman and Tom Brown, chef patron of east London’s Cornerstone. At No.5 Social executive chef Kostas Papathanasiou will be joined by Social Company chefs Alex Craciun of Sosharu and Paul Walsh of the soon-to-open restaurant, The Betterment at The Biltmore, Mayfair.
In Chelsea’s Claude Bosi at Bibendum two-Michelin-starred chefs Bosi and Bains will serve up a menu featuring signature dishes from both their restaurants.
Meanwhile, Whatley Manor’s Niall Keating will host a special lunch with guest chefs Christian Bau of Victor’s, in Germany, Brett Graham of the Ledbury in london and Mark Birchall of Moor Hall, Lancashire, with the chefs totalling an impressive eight Michelin stars between them.
Paul Hood, chef patron of Michelin-starred restaurant, Social Eating House, will cook with Great British Menu champion, Matt Gillan, who is soon to open Heritage in Sussex.
Mark Lewis, Hospitality Action’s chief executive said: “Jason and I are thrilled to see the traction Social Sunday is getting around the industry this year. Our vision of making Social Sunday one of the industry’s most important annual diary dates is taking shape. Social Sunday is a moment when all hospitality operators can focus on their most important assets: their teams.”
Lunches will be ticketed and priced between £100 and £200 per head, depending on the restaurant.
To find a Social Sunday event near you or to sign up visit – http://www.socialsunday.org.uk