£45,000 raised at Hospitality Action Dinner


The Chefs Dinner in support of Hospitality Action held on Monday 7th November at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, was an incredible success, raising a staggering £45,000!


The evening consisted of four top Chefs who came together to volunteer their time and skills to create four divine dishes. A huge thank you to:

  • Our client and friend, Aiden Byrne of The Church Green, Lymm, Cheshire
  • Tom Parker of The White Swan at Fence
  • Ellis Barrie of Lerpwl, Liverpool
  • Paul Leonard, The Forest Side, Grasmere
  • And the host for the night, Paul Askew of The Art School, Liverpool!


Gaynor, owner of GB Hospitality, is a Northern Board Member and Ambassador for Hospitality Action and it was as always a privilege to support the event, and to host our clients to showcase the utter importance of the work the charity continues to carry out.


Over the past couple of years, the hospitality industry within the U.K. has directly been impacted by numerous issues; a pandemic, Brexit , recruitment of staff, and a cost of living crisis with a recession looming in the background. It’s an incredibly challenging time for all who work within the industry, and Hospitality Action are there to provide any support for those who may find themselves in crisis.


Recent figures from Hospitality Action show that during this Autumn alone, they have seen a 30% increase in applications for financial support, while more than 50% of applications are presenting with household issues such as struggling to pay rent or utility bills with a threat of homelessness.  35% of their beneficiaries are now directly receiving mental health issues in their application, as a direct impact of financial issues.


In 2021/2022, some of the main reasons for awarding grants included 27% for in-work poverty, 17.7% illness/ disability (short term) and 12.4 household arrears.


For Team GB, we simply cannot praise just how important the services that Hospitality Action is for industry folks, just like ourselves. If you would like to support the incredible work that they do, they have a fantastic and best-selling cook book ‘Chefs at Home’ available to purchase, with 100% of the royalties being donated to the charities work.


54 chefs have created simple and delicious recipes for it, including some household names such as Tom Kerridge, Jamie Oliver MBE and Angela Hartnett OBE, to name a few! 100% of the royalties of Chefs at Home are donated to Hospitality Action‘s work and by stocking or gifting copies of the cook book, adding them to hampers or selling them to customers direct, you’re enabling the charity to further assist all those who turn to Hospitality Action this winter.


They are available to be purchased by emailing Giuliana Vittiglio on gvittiglio@hospitalityaction.org.uk and are available for £5 each (RRP: £26) for bulk orders of over 100+ By purchasing, you will be helping those who just might need it this winter. #wevegotyou