The Great British Chefs NSPCC Dinner 2018: who’s cooking

by Great British Chefs13 November 2018

Find out more about the six Michelin-starred chefs who will be cooking at this year’s Great British Chefs Charity Dinner, held in aid of the NSPCC.


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Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews.

Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews as well as access to some of Britain’s greatest chefs. Our posts cover everything we are excited about from the latest openings and hottest food trends to brilliant new producers and exclusive chef interviews.

Great British Chefs and the NSPCC have been working together since 2012, teaming up every year to hold a wonderful fundraising dinner in support of the children’s charity. The very first of our winter galas featured four fantastic chefs – Adam Stokes, Robert Thompson, Adam Simmonds and Lisa Goodwin-Allen – who provided a course each for our lucky diners. That number has increased to five in recent years, but for the first time ever our 2018 event will see six chefs on the pass cooking for the esteemed guests.

This year’s dinner will be held once again at London’s prestigious Guildhall – a grand and fitting building for such an event – with the superb team at Mosimann’s helping to put our chefs’ plans into action and deliver the food on the night. Our fundraising has gone from strength to strength over the years – 2017 was our most successful dinner to date, raising over £200,000 for the NSPCC. This year, we’ll be looking to smash that total yet again – many of our guests and chefs have donated unbelievable prizes to help raise funds for the charity, ranging from hampers and gifts to experience days and visits to some of the UK’s very best restaurants and hotels.

This year we’re bringing together four outstanding chefs from all corners of Britain, plus two very special guests from Italy in what promises to be an incredible night. Read on to get to know a bit more about the chefs cooking this year, and keep up to date with all the food, drink and events of the night on Twitter (@gbcnspccdinner) and Instagram (gbcnspccdinner).

Starter
Aaron Patterson
Aaron Patterson
Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall remains the longest tenured Michelin-starred restaurant in the country, and a huge amount of that is thanks to Aaron Patterson. Aaron has been head chef at Hambleton since 1992 – that’s a whopping twenty-six years – and has guided the restaurant through a number of evolutions to keep it well ahead of the game. Although styles may change over the course of a couple of decades, Aaron’s food has always been based on two things – incredible sourcing and precise technique.

Great British Chefs NSPCC dinner 2017

Take a behind the scenes look at last year's banquet, where the likes of Sat Bains, Nigal Haworth and Cristina Bowerman helped raise over £200,000 for the NSPCC.

Primo
Costardi Brothers
Costardi Brothers
Ristorante Christian e Manuel

Born and raised amid the rice paddies of Vercelli, Christian and Manuel Costardi have forged a reputation as Italy’s foremost experts on risotto, creating over twenty different varieties for their exciting tasting menus. As young teenagers the two brothers honed their craft in the kitchen at their grandfather’s hotel. Now that hotel belongs to them, and they have made Ristorante Christian e Manuel into one of the finest risotterias in the country, with a Michelin star to boot.

Fish
Adam Bennett
Adam Bennett
The Cross at Kenilworth

Having spent time with culinary legends like Anton Mosimann, Guy Lassausaie and Marc Meurin, Adam Bennett is a chef with an incredible pedigree. Adam’s fourth place finish at the Bocuse D’Or remains the best ever finish by a British contestant, and iconic Birmingham restaurant Simpsons was one of the best restaurants in the country during his tenure as head chef. Today, his classical training shines through in his cooking at The Cross in Kenilworth, where he is chef-director of one of the best Michelin-starred gastropubs in the UK.

Main
Michael Caines
Michael Caines
Lympstone Manor

Having worked with French legends like Raymond Blanc, Joël Robuchon and Bernard Loiseau, Michael Caines has become one of the UK’s very best chefs – a legend in his own right. After holding two Michelin stars at Gidleigh Park for seventeen years, Michael left to open his own hotel and restaurant: Lympstone Manor, in the Exe Estuary. His original cooking style, combining classical French technique with the finest ingredients of the South West, has already become one of the region’s culinary highlights – just six months after opening, Michael and his team were awarded a Michelin star.

Dessert
Scott Davies
Scott Davies
The Three Chimneys

Every young Welsh lad dreams of pulling on a red shirt, stepping out onto the turf at the Millennium Stadium and playing rugby for their country to a chorus of Land of My Fathers. For Scott Davies – a Welsh Schools Rugby player in his teenage years – that fantasy could have been reality, but Scott never doubted that he would cook for a living. After finishing as runner-up in 2013’s Masterchef: The Professionals, Scott rapidly built a reputation in Scotland and became head chef at the prestigious Three Chimneys, where his clean, pure style is proving to be a wonderful match for the Isle of Skye.

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