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Top chefs unite to celebrate second Social Sunday in aid of Hospitality Action

18 April 2016 by
Top chefs unite to celebrate second Social Sunday in aid of Hospitality Action

International chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton will be joined by Tom Kerridge, Sat Bains and Claude Bosi at his flagship Pollen Street Social for a second "Social Sunday" event on 5 June in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action.

Launched by Jason and Irha Atherton's The Social Company last summer, the charity event sees head chefs at all seven of the company's London-based restaurants host a series of collaborative lunches, welcoming fellow top chefs from the UK's dining scene to cook a bespoke menu. Available for one service only, each chef collaboration delivers a unique dining experience.

In addition to the Michelin-starred line-up at his one-Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant, across the street at Little Social, Greg Marchand from critic's favourite Frenchie will be creating a menu inspired by produce collected on a market road trip to France with chef-patron Cary Docherty.

Tom Sellers of Restaurant Story, meanwhile, will be teaming up with Paul Hood at the one-Michelin-starred Social Eating House in Soho, while Nieves Barragán-Mohacho of Barrafina will be joining forces with Frankie Van Loo at Social Wine & Tapas in Marylebone for a menu showcasing the best of London's tapas dishes.

Liam Smith-Laing of Soho newcomer 100 Wardour Street will be heading to City Social to create a six-course menu with a view with executive chef Paul Walsh. Alex Craciun, chef-patron at the latest addition to The Social Company's portfolio, Sosharu, will be using the event to showcase an omakase-style menu, the likes of which he will be launching in Kisetsu, the fine dining chef's table restaurant within Sosharu, set to open later this spring.

The event will be rounded off with Jason Atherton, a Hospitality Action trustee, hosting a private dinner for 16 in the penthouse of The London Edition hotel with Berners Tavern's Phil Carmichael on Monday, 6 June.

Each lunch will be a ticketed event, priced between £90 and £500 per head depending on the restaurant, with all proceeds raised going directly to Hospitality Action.

Tickets are now on sale. To book please email socialsunday@thesocialcompany.co.uk specifying the lunch you are interested in attending.

Pre-payment in full will be taken at time of booking. Guests cancelling up to seven days before the event will receive a full refund, after this date tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another name with 24 hours' notice given.

Pollen Street Social guest chefs: Tom Kerridge, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi and Jason Atherton Menu: five-course tasting menu - £250

Little Social guest chef: Greg Marchand, Frenchie Menu: drinks and canapés on arrival, followed by six-course tasting menu with matching wines - £100

Social Eating House Guest chef: Tom Sellers Menu: cocktail and canapés on arrival, followed by a six-course menu with matching wines per course - £125

Social Wine & Tapas Guest chef: Nieves Barragán-Mohacho Menu: Champagne with para picar on arrival followed by a seven-course menu, 1 glass of white wine, 1 glass of red and 1 sherry - £90

Sosharu chef: Alex Craciun Menu: seven-course omakase-style tasting menu with matching wines and sake - £150

City Social guest chef: Liam Smith-Laing Menu: welcome drinks and snacks as first course, followed by five courses served with a matching cocktail or wine - £125

Berners Tavern @ The London EDITION Penthouse Chefs: Jason Atherton and Phil Carmichael menu: An exclusive dinner on Monday 6 June for 16 guests, hosted by Jason in The Penthouse at The London EDITION hotel: five-course menu with welcome cocktails and matching wines. - £500

Established in 1837, Hospitality Action has offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis. With all staff working for free on the day, and suppliers donating their produce, Social Sunday is a celebration of the generosity and collaborative spirit of the hospitality industry as well as the creativity of some of the country's most talented chefs.

Among the chefs who collaborated with Jason Atherton and his team last year were Pierre Koffmann, Robin Gill, Isaac McHale, Ollie Dabbous, Stephen Terry and Tom Aikens.

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