On Monday 7th March 2016, the annual Leuka charity event Who’s Cooking Dinner? will return to the kitchens at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for its 17th year. The event, which raises money to fund vital research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia and blood cancer, will see 20 world-class names from the culinary world come together for one night, cooking for 200 lucky diners.
The forthcoming 2016 line-up includes: 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) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK). Collectively the chefs hold 16 Michelin stars between them.
Chris Corbin, (The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zédel and Colbert) Chairman of Leuka and Who’s Cooking Dinner? says: “We are delighted to be hosting Who’s Cooking Dinner? once again this spring. 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.”
The evening begins with a draw during the pre-dinner reception where guests find out which chef is cooking for which table. Meanwhile the chefs will be busy getting to work, ready to dish up a unique menu of their cuisine to their given table. Following the meal, diners will be invited to take part in an auction where they can bid for the chefs to cook in their own home. Exclusively for this year, the Godfather of English Pop Art Peter Blake has created a bespoke Who’s Cooking Dinner? piece of artwork for the auction.
Drinks will be carefully crafted by award-winning bartender Rich Woods (Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA) who will be serving up some of his finest cocktail creations for the night.
Of the evening, Angela Hartnett says: “You get to do some great things as a chef, but this is something we all look forward to on the culinary calendar. 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.”
Find out more information about the event, along with the full chef line up here…