‘Scrum dine with me’ event at Cinnamon Kitchen

Main dining area at Cinnamon Kitchen restaurant

Cinnamon Kitchen will host a cookery competition like no other on 10 May, to raise money for Wooden Spoon, a charity supporting mentally and physically disadvantaged children.

For the event, rugby players Zinzan Brooke, Lee Mears, Josh Lewsey and Victor Ubogu will don chef whites to create and cook a four-course Indian meal in front of the audience. Each competitor will be responsible for one of the courses, with the Cinnamon Kitchen team, led by executive chef Vivek Singh, on hand to help the athletes. The results will be judged by a panel of food critics and writers, and the whole event will be filmed by Sky Sports and broadcast live.

Spectators will be treated to cocktails and canapés in Anise lounge bar upon arrival. After the cooking competition, they will sit down to the rugby stars’ four-course meal, accompanied by Cobra beer and wines from Barefoot. Before the winning amateur chef is announced, diners will have the opportunity to bid for money-can’t-buy prizes at a charity auction.

‘Scrum dine with me’ starts at 6.30pm. Tickets to the event cost £125.