Hospitality Action Dinner Raises 18K


Uniting Northern Chefs for a Cause: The Chefs Dinner in Support of Hospitality Action


In the heart of Manchester, something truly special unfolded earlier this week at The Lowry Hotel. It was an evening of exquisite flavours, masterful creations, and unwavering generosity, all in support of a noble cause – Hospitality Action.


Over the past few years, the hospitality industry has weathered storms like never before. From the unprecedented challenges brought forth by the global pandemic to the ongoing repercussions of Brexit, coupled with staffing shortages and a looming cost-of-living crisis, the journey has been tough for many in the industry. Yet, in the face of adversity, one organisation has remained steadfast in its commitment to support those in need – the industry charity Hospitality Action.


Monday night marked a remarkable event, The Northern Chefs Dinner, a beacon of hope and solidarity for hospitality workers across the UK. The air was filled with anticipation as guests gathered to savour the culinary delights of some of the North’s most celebrated chefs, all rallying together for a cause close to their hearts.


As the evening unfolded, James Mackenzie of Pipe and Glass showcased his culinary finesse with an indulgent main course of InnSpire ale-braised ox cheek, accompanied by Yorkshire asparagus, marrow bone confit potato, ox tongue, and garden lovage gravy. Finally, Dani Heron of Osmo Kitchen Bar delighted guests with a decadent dessert: Miso salted caramel tart with goats milk ice cream, apple jam, sorrel, and elderflower reduction – a sweet delight to conclude an unforgettable dining experience.


Amidst the gastronomic delights, the evening was masterfully orchestrated by the charismatic Porky Askew of The Art School Restaurant, who captivated attendees with his charm and wit, all while encouraging generous contributions to support hospitality workers in need.


Gaynor owner of GB Hospitality and a dedicated Northern Board Member and Ambassador for Hospitality Action, expressed her ongoing privilege in supporting such a meaningful event. Through the collective generosity of attendees, an impressive £18,000 was raised, a testament to the unwavering support for Hospitality Action’s vital mission.


As we reflect on the evening’s success, we are reminded of the resilience and camaraderie that defines the hospitality industry. In times of uncertainty, it is through unity and compassion that we emerge stronger together. If you too wish to support the incredible work of Hospitality Action, we encourage you to visit their website and join us in making a difference.


Together, let us continue to stand in solidarity with hospitality workers, ensuring that no one faces adversity alone. For in our collective efforts lies the power to create a brighter, more resilient future for all.


Join us in raising a toast to unity, generosity, and the unwavering spirit of hospitality.