Who’s Cooking Dinner: Charity event returns for 2016

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20 chefs will take part in the annual Who's Cooking Dinner charity event
20 chefs will take part in the annual Who's Cooking Dinner charity event

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Who’s Cooking Dinner, a charity event that raises money for research into the causes of Leukemia and blood cancer, is returning for 2016 with a line-up of 20 world class chefs who hold 16 Michelin stars between them.

Taking place at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for a 17th​ year, the event will see chefs including Angela Hartnett, Nuno Mendes and Brett Graham come together to cook for 200 diners.

Chris Corbin, chairman of Leauka and Who’s Cooking Dinner, said that he’s happy that the event is back for another year.

“We are delighted to be hosting Who’s Cooking Dinner? once again thisspring. It’s rare to get so many talented chefs in one room together for a cause that touches so many people’s lives. The amount of funds we raise for Leuka’s vital research gets better with each year,” he said.

The evening begins with a pre-dinner reception where guests will learn which chef is cooking for their table. Each chef will cook a unique menu. Following the meal, diners will get the chance to bid for chefs they would like to cook in their own home. Beatles artist Peter Blake has created a special artwork to be auctioned off at the event.

Murano chef Hartnett said that this is the event that every chef looks forward to.

"You get to do some great things as a chef, but this is something we all look forward to on the culinary calendar,” she said.

“Who’s Cooking Dinner is not just about an incredible dining experience, it’s also a celebration of what we can achieve when we all team together plus I get to see what everyone else is cooking."

Mendes said: “It is a rare and wonderful thing to get so many great chefs together in one place for charity. We are all humbled by the huge amount of money this event raises.”

Duck & Waffle’s executive chef, Dan Doherty, is making his debut at the event this year.

“This will be my first year to join the Who’s Cooking Dinner? team and I jumped at the chance to get involved. The heat will no doubt be high in those kitchens, but it will be worth it for such a worthy cause,” he said.

Chefs list in full

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 (Restaurant 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)

Tong Chee Hwee (HKK)

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