Taste Food Festival, London branding at the event

2017 – Our best Taste of London year ever!




By Elizabeth Charles

Dec 6 2017

Festive fundraising at Taste of London 

2017 is the 11th year that Action Against Hunger has partnered with Taste of London as their official charity partner, and it has proven to be our best year yet! We joined thousands of Londoners getting into the Christmas spirit at the wonderful Tobacco Dock for the second Taste of London festival of the year, and what a week it was…


Surrounded by Christmas trees and crowds of people all getting into the festive spirit, Action Against Hunger raised funds through our 5-star Doughnut restaurant, serving 5 delicious doughnuts designed for us by 5 of the UK’s best chefs. We are thrilled to have collaborated with Peter Gordon (The Providores), Anna Hansen (The Modern Pantry), Cyrus Todiwala (Café Spice Namaste), Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle), and Alyn Williams (Alyn Williams at The Westbury) who each designed a mouth-watering doughnut especially for Taste of London. Some were sweet, some were savoury, but all were delicious! For every doughnut sold, all proceeds went to our work helping malnourished children grow up strong and healthy.

Alongside the doughnuts, Action Against Hunger also raised money by selling raffle tickets, running a cloakroom, and partnering with The Gourmet Society to encourage people to donate by offering free Gourmet Society membership, all in all this brought in over £20,000! Combined with our record-breaking summer festival, this means that in 2017 Action Against Hunger has raised over £60,000 due to the collaboration with Taste of London! And what’s more, over £8,000 extra will be donated by the UK Government, due to their Aid Match scheme – what a result! For more information on Action Against Hunger’s Aid Match project, #HealthyMumsHealthyKids, have a look here.

Of course, we could not have done any of this without the hard work, support and dedication of all of our sponsors, volunteers, and customers, so from everyone at Action Against Hunger we would like to say THANK YOU for making this year our most successful year yet with Taste of London.


Our success is thanks to:

Taste of London – for once again choosing us as their official charity partner

Our 5-star Doughnut chefs - Peter Gordon, Anna Hansen, Cyrus Todiwala, Dan Doherty, and Alyn Williams

Our sponsors – Mash Purveyors, John Mower, Foodspeed, It’s A Wrap, Direct Meats, Allan Reeder, Wenlock Spring, Absolute Creative, and Absolute SG

Our volunteers - Each year we rely on a large team of dedicated individuals who help us cook, serve, sell raffle tickets, collect donations and work hard to help us raise funds. We wouldn’t be able to do it without our 100+ team.

Our chef schools and volunteer recruitment supporters – PBL Chefs, Leiths School of Food and Wine, Le Cordon Bleu, Team London, Blacklock staff, and Hawksmoor staff.

Our raffle prize donors – Taittinger, L’Hotel Paris, Bateaux London, Cocktail Trading Co, Cure and Simple, Artisan Coffee School, Honest Brew, Sacred Gin, Gentlemen's Tonic, Jing Tea, and Harvey Nichols.

Important individuals – Charlie Nicoll, Rosie Johnson, Robin Freeman, Tim Wyatt, Kelly Stewart, and Samuel Hauenstein-Swan

And of course Bill Knott, who initiated our relationship with Taste Festivals and without whom none of this would be possible.

Let’s see what 2018 brings, and hope for another amazing year with Taste of London!


Thank you to our Restaurant sponsors



Thank you to our Raffle sponsors



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