Top chefs to take part in online banquet to raise money for charity Chefs in Schools

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Top chefs to take part in online banquet to raise money for charity Chefs in Schools

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Angela Hartnett, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jeremy Lee and Thomasina Miers will lead a virtual cookalong banquet to raise money for Chefs in Schools.

The online event, which is being organised by restaurant and consumer food supplier Belazu and will be held on Friday 29 May from 6pm, will give people at home the chance to cook a vegetarian feast.

The event is being held to raise money for the Belazu Foundation and its charity partner, Chefs in Schools, which aims to place professional, restaurant-trained chefs in primary and secondary schools in order to transform their food, food culture and food education

The menu for the banquet will feature drinks and dishes including a cocktail by Mr Lyan of London bars Lyaness and Super Lyan; hummus by Yotam Ottolenghi; spring salad with courgetti, broad beans and lovage pesto by Angela Hartnett; flatbread by James Elliot of Pizza Pilgrims; smoked chilli harissa asparagus by Thomasina Miers of Wahaca; saffron gigli and chickpeas with smoked tomatoes by Helen Graham of Bubala; roasted pepper salad by Ramael Scully of Scully’s Kitchen; and cauliflower shawarma by Josh Katz of Berber & Q. Dessert will be Jeremy Lee’s Berry ricotta.

Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Chefs in Schools and the restaurant chain Leon, will host the evening and there will be guest appearances from comedians Wendy Wason and magician Chris Dodd.

To support Chefs in Schools’ efforts to get nutritious meals out to those families most in need, the Belazu Foundation hopes to raise money for this fund, enabling 60 meals for every ticket sold.

Tickets are now available to buy for a limited time only here​ and include ingredients for a cocktail, a four-course dinner for two people and an evening of entertainment, for £90.

“Chefs in Schools is working tirelessly to ensure nutritious food reaches the families who need it the most through the intelligence that their school network provides,”  says George Bennell, co-founder of Belazu Ingredient Company and Belazu Foundation.

“We’re hoping to raise an estimated £30,000 to help feed our most vulnerable children and families and it’s amazing that our friends in the chef community, who have been so professionally devastated by this crisis are willing, yet again, to pitch in so selflessly to help those in need.

“Staying in is the new going out and we’re thrilled to bring together this stellar chef line up, an array of premium ingredients and an exciting evening for home cooks to enjoy while providing such valuable support during this turbulent time.”

 Tickets are now available here​and will be on sale until Friday 22 May.


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