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Great Chefs smash target for Rare Disease Centre

Great Chefs smash target for Rare Disease Centre

On 7 February 2017 at ‘Roux at The Landau’, the restaurant at The Langham, London, six Great Chefs came together to create a culinary masterpiece.

Guests enjoyed delectable canapés by Chris King, an elegant terrine of partridge from Adam Byatt, a stunning turbot fish course from John Williams MBE, a glazed veal dish from Phil Howard, indulgent choux croquants with vanilla ice cream by Michel Roux Jr and some delicious petits fours by Cherish Finden to conclude.

‘I’d like to thank everyone for making the evening such a success,’ said Andrew Colville, Corporate and Events Manager at DEBRA, ‘from the guests who gave so generously to the chefs who donated their time and talents to support the creation of the new Rare Disease Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital.

‘The evening has enabled us to fulfil our contribution to the creation of the new centre. The cutting-edge facilities will enable people with EB to receive the best possible specialist care all in one location within the hospital, having a lasting positive impact on the lives of people with the condition. Without the promise of £250,000 from DEBRA, this project would not have happened.’

Plans are already in discussion for another Great Chefs dinner in 2018. We’re looking for sponsors for the next event. Please contact andrew.colville@debra.org.uk if you would like to be involved in this unique star-studded opportunity.

View pictures from the evening here.

John Williams MBE, Cherish Finden, Phil Howard, DEBRA member Myra Ali, Michel Roux Jr, Adam Byatt and Chris King.

Pictured, from left to right: John Williams MBE, Cherish Finden, Phil Howard, DEBRA member Myra Ali, Michel Roux Jr, Adam Byatt and Chris King.

DEBRA would like to express sincere thanks to all those who have made the Great Chefs Dinner possible, in particular:

Anton Edelmann, Michel Roux Jr and the teams at The Langham, London and Roux at The Landau, together with the other Great Chefs contributing to the dinner: Adam Byatt, Cherish Finden, Phil Howard, Chris King and John Williams MBE.

Champagne Dumangin & Fils for sponsoring the Champagne Reception and the Santé des Chefs.

Venus Wines & Spirits Merchants PLC for making a contribution to the wine costs and PSAV for providing the audio equipment.

Le Marche, Mash Purveyors and Oakleaf European for generously sponsoring much of the food ingredients, as well as The Denham Estate for providing the venison and Chamberlains and Thelwell for the fish.

The suppliers of very generous auction items, including The Langham, London and The Langham, Hong Kong, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai, Cactus Kitchens, Henri Brosi and The Dorchester, Le Gavroche, Gleneagles, Bernard Murphy and Andrew Farilie, Godolphin, The K Club, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin and Guinness Storehouse, The St Regis Mexico and Aeromexico, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and Mosimann’s.

Key speaker Aliza Boyle, auctioneer Chris Mills for conducting the live auction and FR Events for organising the silent auction.

Find out more about the Rare Disease Centre here.

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