The big-money event with a big heart is back in town this March, with another multi-course feast cooked by one of 20 of London’s best-known chefs, and all proceeds going to charity. Snap up your tickets for Who’s Cooking Dinner, a culinary tombola where everyone’s a winner.
Now in its 18th year, Who’s Cooking Dinner needs no introduction: chef and restaurateur Peter Gordon and The Wolseley’s Chris Corbin, who have both had first-hand experience of leukaemia, came up with the idea as a means of raising money for blood-cancer charity Leuka (so far, they’ve raised a whopping £5,224,790 for the cause).
At the event, 20 ‘hosts’ buy a table for 10 of their friends or colleagues at a cost of £7,000 per table. The guests at each table are guaranteed a meal to remember – but they only find out which chef in the all-star lineup will be cooking for them at the pre-dinner draw. After their meal, diners get a chance to bid for the services of their favourite chef, who will cook a meal in their home.
This year, the line-up is as follows:
Ruth Rogers MBE (The River Café), Tom Kerridge (The Hand and Flowers), Adam Byatt (Trinity), Hélène Darroze (Hélène Darroze at The Connaught), Isaac McHale (The Clove Club), José Pizarro (Pizarro), Bjoern Weissgerber (Sexy Fish), James Lowe (Lyle's), Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Brett Graham (The Ledbury) , Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal), Mark Hix MBE (Hix), Peter Gordon (The Providores), Rainer Becker (Zuma), Angela Hartnett with Neil Borthwick (Murano, Merchants Tavern), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Giorgio Locatelli (Locanda Locatelli), Tim Hughes (Scott’s), Hideki Hiwatashi (Sake no Hana) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK).
Who’s Cooking Dinner takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane on Monday 6 March. Tickets cost £7,000 for a table of 10. To book, visit whoscookingdinner.com