Chef Calendar 2016 | Action Against Hunger

Announcing the launch of our 2016 Chef Calendar

Our fabulous supporter, Lockhart London, hosted a fantastic evening to launch our first ever Chef Calendar.

By Emma Cullingford

Nov 3 2015

Last night, guests gathered to celebrate the launch of Action Against Hunger’s first-ever Chef Calendar for 2016. We were joined by our fantastic calendar chefs and many of our longstanding chef and restaurant supporters, united in their passion for food and providing malnourished children with healthier futures.

The Lockhart hosted a wonderful evening – serving delicious food including their famous Southern fried chicken, cornbread and beef brisket served at the chef’s pass. We are very thankful to Brad McDonald, head chef at The Lockhart and one of our 12 calendar chefs, and his team for hosting such a fantastic evening. 

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Dan Doherty, Executive Chef, Duck & Waffle, said, “Action Against Hunger is an obvious charity for me. As chefs we spend so much time refining food, it makes sense to make sure those that don't have any, get some." 

“We have been working with the restaurant industry in the UK for 17 years,“ said Emma Cullingford, Head of Food Related Fundraising at Action Against Hunger, “This year, with the support of our 12 calendar chefs and their restaurants, we’ve been able to develop a new project that we hope will be loved by the industry and the industry’s customers, and take us a step closer to our goal of ending child hunger.”

Thank you to Domaine du Grand Mayne,  Portobello Road Gin and Whole World Water for donating drinks  for the night.

We would also like to thank everyone who donated their time and resources to making this calendar. A massive thank you to the chefs for taking the time to be photographed and donating their exclusive recipes: Gary Usher, Eryk Bautista, Robin Gill, Tomos Parry, Lee Westcott, James Lowe, Dan Doherty, Tim Spedding, Frederick Forster, Brad McDonald, Jun Tanaka, Tom Oldroyd. For more information, click here.

Pictures from the night

Head of Food Related Fundraising, Emma Cullingford, speaking about the impact of our work

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Nick Gibson, owner of The Drapers Arms, talks to guests about why he supports Action Against Hunger and his recent cycle ride in Myanmar.

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Brad McDonald, head chef at The Lockhart and one of our 12 calendar chefs, serving delicious beef brisket.

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Five of the fantastic calendar chefs: Tom Oldroyd, Dan Doherty, Frederick Forster, Tim Spedding, Brad McDonald and Libby Andrews, the brains behind the calendar.

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Guests had an exclusive look at the 2016 Chef Calendar.

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The Lockhart packed full of guests enjoying food, drink and fun.

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A massive thank you to the Lockhart London for hosting the calendar launch.

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Photo credits:  © Samuel Hauenstein-Swan (