Brighton Chefs’ Table 2018
Five of Brighton’s leading chefs joined forces to offer a gastronomic experience spectacular.
The charitable event, Brighton Chefs’ Table, was held on October 17th at the GB1 Restaurant, The Grand Brighton, to raise money for Rocking Horse Appeal and The Clock Tower Sanctuary The five chefs who donated their ingenuity and finesse to the event were:
- Alan White of GB1
- Steven Edwards of Etch
- Matt Gillan of Pike and Pine, Redroaster and Electro Pirate
- Kenny Tutt, Masterchef champion 2018
- Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees and Murmur
The taste of stars
The five chefs up some of the best-known names in Brighton with each one a champion of MasterChef and Great British Menu fame. On the night diners were greeted with a glass of Ridgeview English sparkling wine before being served a five-course meal with each course prepared by a different chef.
Guests enjoyed cod with Douglas fir served up by Michael Bremner, as well as pear, almond and miso by Kenny Tutt, and Alan White’s green tomatoes, cheese and ham. Local producers and suppliers were celebrated with wine from Ridgeview estate on arrival and Butler’s Wine Cellar providing drinks to accompany the meal. Giving diners a taste of the unique and varied gastronomic experiences Brighton has to offer.
Raising money for worthy causes
The event raised a staggering £12,100 for local charities, The Rocking Horse Appeal and The Clocktower Sanctuary.
Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand Brighton and Rockinghorse trustee, commented:
‘Following the success of our inaugural Chef’s Table in 2017, this year’s event was fantastic – a truly
unforgettable epicurean experience. Supporting the local community is at the heart of what we do
here at The Grand Brighton and it was wonderful to see some of Brighton’s finest chefs come
together in support of such a great cause. The funds raised will make a real difference to the Sussex
Ryan Heal, Chief Executive at Rockinghorse, said: “We are delighted to have been a part of the
wonderful Brighton Chefs’ Table event again this year as a beneficiary charity. Last year’s event was
such a huge success, raising over £32,000 for our 50th anniversary appeal projects. Our thanks to all
the chefs’ who have committed their time and resources to the fundraising event again this year and
to everyone who bought a ticket to this exclusive dinner – we thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Frances Duncan, CEO of The Clock Tower Sanctuary added: “We are delighted to be benefitting from
the fantastic Chefs’ Table event at The Grand this year. Our day centre receives over 4,000 visits
from homeless 16- to 25-year-olds every year, and we rely entirely on the generosity of our donors
to keep our doors open. No young person chooses to be homeless, they are the ones who have
slipped through the net. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously to this
wonderful event. Your support will help us move homeless young people from crisis to
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, with all
proceeds made from the evening going towards improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable
children in Sussex.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a drop-in service providing support to homeless young people (aged
16-25) in Brighton & Hove and proceeds for the evening will go towards ensuring the day centre can
continue to provide this vital support.