Sticky Mango restaurant near London's Waterloo will be celebrating the life of Anthony Bourdain later this month with a special menu inspired by the chef-restaurateur and fundraising for hospitality mental health initiative the Burnt Chef Project.
Bourdain sadly took his own life in June 2018 while filming in France. In 2019, American chefs Eric Ripert and Jose Andreas proposed a worldwide commemoration of Bourdain's birthday and celebration of his life annually on 25 June.
Chef Peter Lloyd, owner of restaurant Sticky Mango, is one of many who were inspired by Bourdain, and in his honour commissioned a mural by street artist Jerome Davenport on the front of his restaurant.
To celebrate ‘Bourdain Day', Lloyd and his Sticky Mango team have designed a sharing menu priced at £49.50pp running 21-27 June. £5 from every menu sold will go towards the Burnt Chef Project.
Burnt Chef Project founder Kris Hall said: "The Burnt Chef Project was born to address the rise in hospitality professionals who were experiencing periods of poor mental health.
"Eight out of 10 people surveyed in May by the Burnt Chef Project showed how even during the early days of Covid our mental health and wellbeing needed our attention.
"We are working hard to improve the overall health of the hospitality industry from students, waiting staff and chefs all the way up to our most loved TV personalities to let them know that they are not alone."