The £7,000 question: Who’s Cooking Dinner?
It’s time to dig deep for charity, as Who’s Cooking Dinner rolls back into town, offering another multi-course feast cooked by one of 20 Michelin-starred chefs – the question is, who will be cooking for your table?
Who’s Cooking Dinner, now in its 17th year, needs no introduction: the brainchild of Kopapa’s Peter Gordon (whose sister survived leukaemia thanks to his bone-marrow donation) and The Wolseley’s Chris Corbin (himself a leukaemia survivor), it raises money for Leuka, a charity that researches the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers. 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 line-up will be cooking for them at the pre-dinner draw. After dinner, the services of the 20 chefs are auctioned to the highest bidder – bidders compete to have a meal for 10 cooked by their chosen chef in their home.
This year, the line-up is as follows: 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 ( 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). Diners will also be treated to cutting-edge cocktails from award-winning bartender Rich Woods (Duck & Waffle); plus, the auction will include a bespoke artwork by Peter Blake, the Godfather of English pop art.
Who’s Cooking Dinner takes place at the Four Seasons London at Park Lane on Monday 7 March. Tickets cost £7,000 for a table of 10. To book your table, call 020 7487 3401.