The line-up for next year's Who's Cooking Dinner charity event to help raise money for the cure of leukaemia and other blood cancers has been announced, featuring 20 of London's top chefs with 15 Michelin stars between them.
The dinner, which will take place on 5 March at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, will see 20 chefs prepare a meal for 200 diners, who can also bid for them to cook dinner in their home at a later date.
Participants include multi-Michelin-starred chefs Clare Smyth from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Claude Bosi from Hibiscus, Marcus Wareing from the Berkeley, and Phil Howard from the Square, as well as Chris and Jeff Galvin of Galvin Restaurants, Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social and Pierre Koffmann of Koffmann's.
The prestigious annual event, organised in aid of charity Leuka, will see each chef create a four-course menu for one table of 10 people with accompanying wines. However, diners only discover which chef is cooking for their table when they draw a name out of a hat at the start of the event.
The evening culminates in a charity auction, in which each chef is auctioned off to cook dinner for 10 in the home of the highest bidder.
To date, the Who's Cooking Dinner events have helped to raise more than £3.7m for Leuka. For more information see www.whoscookingdinner.com
Chris Corbin, restaurateur and chairman of Who's Cooking Dinner, commented: "We're so lucky to have such an amazing family of chefs and restaurants supporting this event. Each year they rise to the occasion - the dishes paraded into the ballroom really are like works of art!"
The full line up of chefs is:
Tom Aikens, Restaurant Tom Aikens
Jason Atherton, Pollen Street Social
Rainer Becker, Zuma and Roka
Claude Bosi, Hibiscus
Sally Clarke, Clarke's
Richard Corrigan, Corrigan's Mayfair
Mark Edwards, Nobu
Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Restaurants
Peter Gordon, The Providores and Kopapa
Mark Hix, Hix Restaurants
Philip Howard, The Square
Tim Hughes, Caprice Holdings
Pierre Koffmann, Koffmann's
Bruno Loubet, Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Ashley Palmer-Watts, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Bruce Poole, Chez Bruce
Clare Smyth, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Tong Chee Hwee, Hakkasan
Marcus Wareing, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
By Kerstin Kühn
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