Star chefs join forces for charity dinner in Suffolk

Chefs in the kitchen preparing last year's A Passion to Inspire charity dinner. Picture: Stoke by Na

Chefs in the kitchen preparing last year's A Passion to Inspire charity dinner. Picture: Stoke by Nayland Hotel - Credit: Archant

Chefs from some of the region’s best restaurants are cooking a five course supper in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust this spring.

Some of East Anglia’s most talented chefs are coming together to present a special dinner in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Alan Paton, executive head chef at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, will head up the kitchen for the event at the hotel on April 17, led by A Passion to Inspire - an organisation working to bring new talent into the catering hospitality sector by partnering colleges with key industry players.

Cooking the special five course tasting menu alongside students from colleges around the country will be Nick Claxton Webb from the Weeping Willow, James Carn from The Angel in Bury St Edmunds, Chris Lee from The Bildeston Crown, and Mark Poynton of Alimentum in Cambridge.

Also making an appearance on the night are Adam Smith of Michelin-starred Coworth Park, Russell Bateman of Colette, Titchwell Manor’s Eric Snaith, and Masterchef champion and head chef of Roux, Steve Groves.


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Alan Paton said: “It is truly wonderful and quite terrifying to have such a high calibre of chefs in my kitchen. I know every guest is going to have a truly wonderful dining experience.”

Murray Chapman, founder of A Passion to Inspire, added: “It is magic when great employers, chefs and local producers come together to work with and inspire young students and raise funds for a great charity.”

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Tickets are based on a donation of £50 per person or £450 for a table of 10 with all money raised going to the Teenage Cancer Trust - the chefs, support staff and local food producers are all offering their services for free.

Heather Bowen, regional manager of the Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with and supported by A Passion to Inspire and their charity dinner for the second year at Stoke by Nayland Hotel. Teenage Cancer Trust supports, educates, nurtures and inspires teenagers and young adults, A Passion to Inspire shares those very same values and ethos with young chefs and their chosen careers, together we share the same vision. Continued support from the Passion to Inspire charity dinner will go to funding more services in more regional areas for more regional young people diagnosed with cancer.

Contact the hotel on 01206 265835 to book.

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