Restaurants and chefs get behind charity to help feed the world
Humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger is calling on the country's chefs and restaurateurs to get involved in the eighth annual Restaurants Against Hunger campaign. The international initiative uses funds raised to provide people around the world with enough to eat.
The campaign runs all year but its focal point is in October when the charity runs a ‘Fight Hunger. Eat Out'
month to coincide with World Food Day on October 16. Last year the restaurant industry raised £14o,000 and this year 500 restaurants are expected to sign up to help the charity reach its biggest ever target of £250,000.
Visit restaurantsagainsthunger.org for an information pack and application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8293 6190.
Meanwhile, Action Against Hunger's Chefs v Critics Bake-Off at Taste of London in Regent's Park marked the start of the Gourmet Garden Party, which raised a total of £6,000.
Chefs including Antonio Carluccio, Giorgio Locatelli and Pascal Aussignac cooked against critics such as Charles Campion, Tracey MacLeod and Jeremy Wayne. The chefs took the title after judge Prue Leith declared Aussignac of Club Gascon and his almond cake the overall winner.