Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi will be hosting a fundraising dinner at his Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus on 15 March to raise money for industry charity Hospitality Action.
Bosi is holding the dinner to support fellow two-star chef Sat Bains, who runs Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham, in his bid to set a new Guinness World Record for the highest formal dinner party, at the North Col of Mount Everest in April.
The expedition, led by former SAS captain and troop commander Neil Laughton, will see a team of British adventurers and climbers, including two Everest summiteers and a professional photographer, attempt to host a dinner at 7,100m (23,293ft) before attempting their summit bids.
Bosi and Bains have called on some of their closest industry friends to cook alongside them at the six-course dinner. Joining them are two-starred chefs Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House in Cambridge, Andrew Fairlie from restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Auchterarder and Tom Kerridge from the Hand & Flowers in Marlow. In addition, British chef Paul Cunningham will be flying in from his restaurant with rooms, Henne Kirkeby Kro in Denmark, to support Bosi and Bains.
Bains, who is hoping to raise £10,000 for Hospitality Action, said: “I am absolutely passionate about this industry, and I am well aware of the long hours and hard work that goes into ensuring others have a wonderful time when dining out, staying away from home, or celebrating a special occasion.
“For some, their passion for the industry is eclipsed when they find themselves in difficult situations, maybe because they have fallen on hard times, are suffering from a long-term illness or experienced a bereavement from a close family member. This is your chance to help all those people, and really make a difference to ones in need.”
Tickets are £250 per person and include menu and accompanying wines. After dinner, a live auction will take place. Full payment is required at point of booking, and bookings will be taken via telephone only on 020 7629 2999.
* The official team charity for this expedition will be Community Action Nepal – for further details visit www.everestdinner.com.
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