Jason Atherton, Vivek Singh, Atul Kochhar, Anna Haugh and more join forces to raise money for Hospitality Action
Some of London’s most talented chefs will unite for the first time to cook up a storm in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square on Monday 6th November.
Hospitality Action chef patrons, Jason Atherton, Vivek Singh and Atul Kochhar will be joined by four of the prime movers on the London restaurant scene: Tom Booton, Adam Handling, Anna Haugh and Ben Murphy; along with one of the world’s pre-eminent pastry chefs, Claire Clark MBE.
The Winter Chefs’ Dinner will see guests delight in an exclusive canapé and drinks reception and four course gastronomic feast with wine throughout, while having the opportunity to meet the all-star London chef brigade. Diners will also be encouraged to join the prize draw and fundraising auctions with exclusive experiences and overnight stays up for grabs.
The evening will raise vital funds to support those in the hospitality industry who are facing crisis. Between 2020-22, Hospitality Action awarded almost £460,000 to households in London; the most supported region (16.9%) for receiving a grant.
Hospitality Action Patron and Executive Chef of The Cinnamon Collection, Vivek Singh, comments: “I’m delighted to support Hospitality Action as having spent a lifetime in our incredible sector, this is the most welcoming and supportive of fraternities. Every now and again, our own may fall on hard times and may need to be supported; Hospitality Action do just that.”
Anna Haugh, Executive Head Chef and Owner, Myrtle Restaurant, said: “I’ve been asked to join forces with an incredible line-up of London-based chefs and I want to play my part in raising crucial funds for this industry charity. The atmosphere in the kitchen is sure to be electric. Hospitality Action works to support people from our industry in their time of need and I am proud to be giving a helping hand.”
Tickets for the Winter Chefs’ Dinner at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square cost £150 per person and £1,500 for a table of ten and can be purchased online.
To find out more about Hospitality Action and upcoming events visit:
Jason Atherton, Chef Patron & CEO, The Social Company
Having worked alongside chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, Jason launched Michelin starred Pollen Street Social in 2011. The Social Company has grown since then, with a large and growing portfolio of restaurants worldwide. Jason is a Patron of Hospitality Action.
Tom Booton, Executive Chef, The Grill by Tom Booton at The Dorchester
Tom’s career began at Le Talbooth, Dedham when he was just 15. Since Tom has spent time working in Michelin starred kitchens in London, as well as New York, Copenhagen and Iceland. In 2019, Tom won an Acorn Award and joined The Dorchester as head chef. In 2021, he won Chef to Watch, and this year has relaunched The Grill by Tom Botton as Executive Chef.
Claire Clark MBE, Chef Patron and Co-Owner, Pretty Sweet
One of the world’s best pastry chefs, Claire learnt her craft under legendary pâtissiers Ernst Bachmann and John Huber, before working in some of London’s most prestigious restaurants, including The Ritz and Claridge’s. Claire set up the Claire Clark Academy at Milton Keynes College and acts as a consultant to many of the UK’s leading
Adam Handling, Chef Patron, Frog by Adam Handling
Michelin-starred Chef Adam Handling started out at Gleneagles before he went on to become Fairmont’s youngest ever Head Chef. Adam has a number of awards including Scottish Chef of the Year, British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year, Chef of the Year in the Food & Travel Awards and Restaurateur of the Year in the GQ Awards. Adam Handling Restaurant Group comprises of four establishments: Frog by Adam Handling and Eve Bar, both in Covent Garden, The Loch & the Tyne in Old Windsor and Ugly Butterfly in St. Ives, Cornwall.
Anna Haugh, Executive Head Chef and Owner, Myrtle Restaurant
From Dublin, Anna has been cooking for over 20 years, working in some of the world’s best kitchens, including The Square, Pied a Terre and Paris’ Hotel Lotti. She opened Myrtle restaurant in Chelsea in 2019, serving food that celebrates her Irish heritage, classic French training and modern European influences.
Atul Kochhar, Chef Patron, Kanishka by Atul Kochhar
Born in Jamshedpur in East India, Atul moved to the UK in 1994, quickly gaining acclaim in the industry. Atul’s food is a melting pot of traditional techniques, combining the best spices and ingredients from India with the very best British ingredients. Atul has a growing restaurant portfolio, with Kanishka in Mayfair and sites in Marlow including Sindhu and Vaasu, along with Hawkyns at The Crown Inn in Amersham.
Ben Murphy, Chef Patron, Launceston Place
One of London’s most exciting award-winning young chefs, Ben started his career at Koffman’s at The Berkeley. He’s spent time in France, at three Michel-starred Les Prés d’Eugénie and three starred Le Bristol in Paris. Ben joined Launceston Place, recently awarded No. 56 in the Top 100 Best Restaurant in the UK at the Estrella Damn National Restaurant Awards, as Head Chef in January 2017 and was made Chef Patron of Launceston Place in May 2021.
Vivek Singh, Executive Chef & CEO, The Cinnamon Collection
While growing up in India and with food central to everyday life, Vivek soon fell in love with the sights, sounds and celebration of food, happily embracing the mix of cultures and cuisines. He is now the Executive Chef and CEO of four restaurants in London, including The Cinnamon Club Westminster, Cinnamon Kitchen City and Battersea and Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, where he marries Indian spices and flavours with Western techniques and ingredients.