Students at the Edge Hotel School are set to showcase their talents to the industry at a dinner to raise funds for earthquake victims in Nepal.
A Night for Nepal on 5 May 2016 will feature a dinner prepared by three of the UK's leading female chefs: Lisa Goodwin-Allen of Northcote, Madalene Bonvini-Hamel of the British Larder and Chantelle Nicholson of Marcus Wareing Restaurants.
Support will be provided front-of-house by hotel management degree course students who combine their training at the Edge Hotel School in Colchester, Essex, with practical experience at the adjacent four-AA-star, 45-bedroom Wivenhoe House hotel.
The idea for the dinner stems from a charity trek undertaken by 22 industry professional in Nepal in 2014, which raised £140,000 for Springboard.
Following the 85km walk, the volunteers helped to build three classrooms at the Shree Mahendra Bal Lower Secondary School near Kathmandu. On their return they set up Nepal14 to continue to raise funds to support the school.
Mike Smith, chairman of Oakman Inns and a member of Nepal14, said: "Sadly the school was severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake and we're now working with Children of the Mountain charity to help rebuild the school.
"As well as supporting a fantastic cause, the dinner is an opportunity for the industry to gain at first hand the fantastic work of the Edge Hotel School."