The Grand Brighton hosted their second Brighton Chefs’ Table this week (Wednesday 17th October) in support of Sussex charities Rockinghorse and The Clock Tower Sanctuary, raising an incredible £12,100 for the causes.
The event saw five of Brighton’s most talented chefs serving up some of their finest dishes for an exclusive dining experience, enjoyed by 90 guests.
A glass of Ridgeview English Sparkling was enjoyed on arrival, before guests took their seats for the five-course tasting menu created and cooked by some of the city’s nationally acclaimed chefs.
Alan White – GB1
Steven Edwards – Etch
Matt Gillan – Red Roaster, Pike and Pine and Electro Pirate
Kenny Tutt – Masterchef Champion 2018
Michael Bremner – 64 Degrees and Murmur
Each dish was created and cooked by a different chef and guests enjoyed dishes such as cod with Douglas fir served up by Michael Bremner, as well as pear, almond and miso by Kenny Tutt, giving a taste of the unique and varied gastronomic experiences Brighton has to offer.
Local suppliers were also showcased, with Ridgeview supplying the welcome drink and Butler’s Wine Cellar providing wine for guests to enjoy alongside Alan White’s course of green tomato, cheese and ham.
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 community.’
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 independence.”
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.