Last Wednesday 2 December marked the fourth year that Great British Chefs and the NSPCC have teamed up for the Schools Services Banquet Dinner. Each year since 2012 has seen four fantastic chefs from across the UK come together to produce a tasting menu for a winter gala, providing a chance to both celebrate the start of the festive season and to contribute to a very worthy cause.
After speaking to an NSPCC ChildLine volunteer a few weeks ago, I realised just how important it is to have a support network available for children who are not fortunate enough to have that support and care at home. Although often associated with cases of abuse and neglect, he also mentioned that many children are now calling the careline with fears relating to the current international situation, showing that the service is a vital resource for the next generation, providing information and reassurance as much as help and care, and one that we at Great British Chefs are very proud to continue to support.
With this is mind, it’s not surprising that every year our chefs are clambering over each other to contribute to the event. Not only is it a chance to demonstrate their culinary flair, but a fantastic feast also helps promote a charitable feeling when it comes to guests donating to the cause.