Great Chefs Dinner raises more than £130,000

We are delighted to announce that our Great Chefs Dinner 2021 raised an incredible £130,000, making it our most successful year yet!  
The sumptuous dining experience, now in its sixth year, took place on Monday 1st November 2021 in the dazzling Roux at The Landau Restaurant in The Langham Hotel, London.

This year's event was hosted by Michel Roux Jr, who was joined by six stellar chefs: Chris King, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Stephen Terry, Steven Doherty, Eric Lanlard and Monica Galetti. Michel hosted the evening in tribute to his late father Albert Roux, who also supported DEBRA as a charity close to his heart. 

I am always so proud to host this fantastic fundraising event for DEBRA.  It is such a wonderful charity and one that I and The Langham, London are thrilled to continue to support. We have some exceptional chefs cooking this year for the sixth DEBRA Great Chefs Dinner and I know it will be a fantastic night raising money to fight EB.

– Michel Roux Jr  

The money raised at our Great Chefs Dinner will help DEBRA to fund vital research into finding a cure for EB and in supporting our community on a daily basis with pain and wound management. 

In the six years Michel Roux Jr has hosted this event, Great Chefs Dinners have raised more than £380,000 for DEBRA and we are so grateful to Michel, all the team of incredible chefs and staff at Roux at The Landau, and The Langham who made it all possible.

– Tony Byrne, DEBRA CEO

The six chefs each cooked a sensational course for the guests.

Chris King, The Langham, London’s Executive Chef 
Canapes from Chef Albert’s repertoire 

Nieves Barragán – Chef Director of London restaurant Sabor 
Ham croquetas, celeriac, tarragon  

Stephen Terry – Owner of The Hardwick Restaurant in Wales 
Chalk Stream trout ‘Viennoise’, sauce Bois Boudran  

Steven Doherty – Ex-Head Chef of Le Gavroche, first British 3* Michelin Chef 
‘Navarin D’Agneau’ 

Monica Galetti – Chef-Owner of restaurant, Mere, and judge on BBC's MasterChef 
Apricot tartlet, whipped vanilla ganache, Cointreau, candied pistachios

Eric Lanlard – Master pâtissier who runs the Cake Boy, Battersea 
Selection of Petits Fours from the book “The Roux Brothers on Patisserie” 

Great Chefs Dinner hosted by Michel Roux Jr

The evening ended with a live auction, with incredible prizes kindly donated by generous sponsors including The Ritz, The Langham, London and The Waterside Inn, Bray. Also included were luxury stays at The Beaumont Hotel London and The Gainsborough Bath Spa and The Glasshouse Hotel Edinburgh

Great Chefs Dinner hosted by Michel Roux Jr

A huge thank you to Michel Roux, Chris King, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Stephen Terry, Steven Doherty, Eric Lanlard, Monica Galetti, our generous sponsors and the team at the Langham Hotel London, for making the evening a success and helping to raise vital funds for DEBRA. 

Fancy attending one of our other Gala events? Take a look at the fundraising events coming up on our website.