Action Against Hunger's Jordan Trek's final destination,  the ancient city of Petra.

Announcing our Jordan Trek 2020

Two teams of top chefs and hospitality industry supporters to take on our Ambassador Challenge.

By Action Against Hunger

Jul 18 2019

We're thrilled to announce that in spring 2020, two teams of Action Against Hunger’s top food industry ambassadors from across the UK will join together to raise vital funds by trekking through the Jordan Rift Valley to the of ancient city of Petra. Joining us will be chefs Angela Hartnett (Murano), Tom Brown (Cornerstone), Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Sabor), Richard Turner (Hawksmoor), Neil Borthwick (The French House), James Knappett (Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table), Shaun Searley (The Quality Chop House), Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap) and Frances Atkins (The Yorke Arms), amongst many others.  

In a bid to raise more than £150,000 for Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving work, the teams will be taking on varied conditions and terrain on this six-day endurance trek – our longest ambassador challenge to date. The facilities will be basic, with no access to showers or toilets and the team camping each night throughout the trip. 

Chef Robin Gill (The Dairy, Counter Culture, Sorella, Darby’s) is returning to raise even more vital funds for Action Against Hunger, after conquering our Ethiopia Trek in 2018.

“Having worked with Action Against Hunger for many years, taking part in the Ethiopia trek was a complete eye-opener, and I felt very privileged to play a small part in helping others who need it most.

"The physical task of the trek was rewarding and definitely the most challenging experience of my life. I would go so far as to say it was life-changing as I genuinely feel it has changed and inspired me.”

Chef Robin Gill (left) and Dan Joines took on the Ethiopia Trek in 2018
Chef Robin Gill (left) and business partner Dan Joines taking on Ethiopia’s Simien mountains in 2018’s Ambassador Challenge.

You can support the team's efforts by and help to fund our programmes in Jordan and almost 50 countries around the world.

Donate now to one of their fundraising pages >


Our work in Jordan

Action Against Hunger has been working in Jordan since 2013, when the crisis in Syria and the surrounding region brought the arrival of refugees from across the border. We meet refugees’ immediate humanitarian needs and provide them with basic livelihoods and also support host Jordanian communities.

In 2018, Action Against Hunger helped 52,805 Jordanians and refugees.


Trekkers in the Jordan Rift Valley
Trekkers in the Jordan Rift Valley


Find out more about how you can support our Ambassadors with their fundraising