The Grand Brighton hosted the inaugural Brighton Chefs’ Table on Thursday 19th October in support of Sussex charity, Rockinghorse, raising an incredible £32,290 for the charity. Over £18,000 was raised alone from the evening’s auction, with diners bidding to win an exclusive dinner party experience, enjoying food cooked and served in their own home by each of the chefs.
Held in conjunction with media partner Restaurants Brighton, the event saw seven of Brighton’s best chefs serving up some of their finest dishes for an exclusive pop up dining experience like no other.
General Manager at The Grand Brighton, Andrew Mosley, opened the evening by announcing to excited guests which restaurant’s cuisine they would be enjoying, prepared by the following chefs and their teams:
Alan White – GB1 Restaurant
Steven Edwards – etch.
Michael Bremner – 64 Degrees
Alun Sperring – The Chilli Pickle
Dan Kenny – The Set
Mauro Loffredo – Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Andy Vitez – The Restaurant at Drakes
This event promised to be a food lover’s dream and did not fail to deliver, with diners experiencing food theatre from The Chilli Pickle who carved a whole leg of lamb at the table, a tantalising Wagyu beef dish from The Set and GB1’s signature sea bass with suckling pig chorizo, all giving a taste of the unique gastronomic experiences Brighton has to offer. Judging by the clean plates after dinner, no-one was left disappointed!
Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand Brighton, says: "We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the event. It was wonderful to see some of Brighton’s finest chefs come together in support of such a great cause. We are extremely appreciative of the seven chefs who have been hugely generous by funding the menus and their teams on the night. I must also give thanks to my own team, who have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to make this event come to fruition. Rockinghorse is very dear to The Grand Brighton as our nominated charity and on a personal level very dear to me as a trustee on the board. The thousands of pounds raised on the night will without doubt make a huge difference to the charity."
Ryan Heal, Chief Executive of Rockinghorse comments; "It has been a wonderful evening of gastronomic delights and we are so grateful to have been beneficiary of this truly brilliant event. Thank you to the event organisers and to Andrew Mosley and all his team at The Grand Brighton for the usual first-class hosting and hospitality. And finally, to the stars of the show – the magnificent seven!"
"Each chef has been totally committed to the event for the right reasons and not for self-publicity. In every case they are acutely aware of the Rockinghorse cause and the work we do to improve the lives of the children of Sussex that need our help the most, including – in the case of Michael Bremner from 64 degrees, a personal visit with his partner to the Royal “Alex” earlier this year. We are overwhelmed with the amount raised, and thanks to the generosity of everyone involved on the night; from The Grand’s hospitality to the Chefs’ time, the event organisers have been able to donate every penny raised to Rockinghorse to allow us to continue our work."
The event would not have been possible without the support and generosity of the 7 chefs and their teams, The Grand Brighton, media partner - Restaurants Brighton, graphic designer Designers-i, Michael Wilcox Media, Reveries Events and Eclipse Presentations.