Top chefs come together for fundraiser

Seven of Brighton’s best chefs are collaborating for the ultimate restaurant pop-up event, raising funds for Rockinghorse.

The Grand hotel in Brighton has announced it will be hosting the first Brighton Chefs’ Table, a culinary event bringing together seven of the city’s leading chefs under one roof. Taking place on Thursday 19 October and working with media partner Restaurants Brighton, the unique restaurant pop-up evening will showcase the seaside town’s bustling food scene, offering an exclusive gastronomic experience not to be missed.

The evening’s chefs and restaurants will be:

  • Alan White – GB1
  • Steven Edwards – etch.
  • Michael Bremner – 64 Degrees
  • Alun Sperring – Chilli Pickle
  • Dan Kenny – The Set
  • Senior Sous Chef – Hotel Du Vin Bistro
  • Andy Vitez – The Restaurant at Drakes

The unique format of the event will see guests discover which Brighton restaurant they will be experiencing on the night, selected at random and announced by The Grand Brighton’s General Manager, Andrew Mosley. Each restaurant’s chef and waiting team will be responsible for two tables and will prepare and cook a signature meal, as well as provide meticulous service to reflect their individual style.

Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand Brighton and Rockinghorse Trustee, says: “We champion supporting our local community and it’s always humbling to see the city come together for such a great cause. Brighton’s food scene is vibrant, creative and diverse, so we are excited to bring together some of the best culinary talent we have to offer, for an evening that promises to tantalise taste buds and deliver a dining experience to remember.”

Alan White, Executive Chef at The Grand Brighton, comments: “It is a real honour to be the host venue for this exciting event. I am looking forward to collaborating with such a talented group of chefs for an amazing cause – it’s going to be a fun evening!”

Dan Kenny, Head Chef and Owner of The Set, adds: “I can’t wait to cook for such a worthy cause.”

Michael Bremner, Head Chef and Owner of 64 Degrees, also comments: “Being a local charity, Rockinghorse is a cause we’re really happy to get behind and we’ve always been keen to help out when we can. Earlier this year, my partner Carla and I were invited along to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital to see the incredible work there. I’m really looking forward to the Chefs’ Table event, it should be an amazing night.”

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton, Rockinghorse is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and all proceeds from the evening will go towards improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable children in Sussex.

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, says: “As we are currently celebrating the charity’s 50th anniversary, we continue to be overwhelmed by the support of the local community in helping us to raise the £500,000 needed for our appeal, ‘Sussex Giving for Sussex Children’. We are delighted to be The Grand Brighton’s chosen charity to benefit from this wonderful event, and of course we extend our thanks to the key restaurants from the city that will be there on the night.”

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