Our most successful year working with Taste of London!
Taste of London's Festive Edition last week was our best yet. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year the most successful in 10 years
Nov 23 2016
This year marks Action Against Hunger’s 10th anniversary of working with Taste of London, ‘The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival’. Last week we joined thousands of Londoners getting into the Christmas spirit as the official charity partner for Taste’s Festive Edition in the stunning Tobacco Dock, East London.
Amongst the Christmas trees and working alongside some of London’s finest foodie outlets, we raised funds through our 5 Star Burger restaurant, serving 5 delicious burgers created by 5 of the UK’s best chefs. We are proud to have collaborated with Peter Gordon (The Providores), Atul Kochhar (Benares), Pascal Aussignac (Club Gascon), Sophie Michell, and Tom Hunt (Poco) who each created an original and mouth-watering burger. For every dish sold, all proceeds go towards our work to help malnourished children grow up strong.
As was evident from the snaking queues and hordes of hungry customers, this was one of our busiest restaurants yet, raising over £20,000. This has helped to make 2016 our most successful year yet in our 10 years working with Taste of London, raising over £58,000 throughout the year. Alongside the restaurant, we ran a raffle with some incredible prizes and helped customers keep track of all their shopping by managing the festival’s cloakroom in exchange for donations.
We could not have done any of this without the support of our customers, volunteers and sponsors, so from everyone at Action Against Hunger we would like to say THANK YOU for making this year our most successful year with Taste of London.
Our success is thanks to:
Our 5 Star Burger chefs – Peter Gordon, Sophie Michell, Tom Hunt, Atul Kochhar and Pascal Aussignac
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 sponsors – Mowers Food Service, Mash Purveyors, Danish Crown, Keevil & Keevil, Aviko, Brindisa, The Bread Factory, Food Speed, Harvey & Brockless, Bim’s Kitchen, Vadasz Deli, Kapacasein Dairy
Our chef schools and volunteer recruitment supporters – Leiths School of Food and Wine, Le Cordon Bleu, Cookery School at Little Portland Street, University of West London, Beyond Food Foundation, Chef Academy of London, PBL chefs, Hands On London, Syft, Team London, Ashdown Academy, Hawksmoor staff, The Bread Factory staff, Ed's Easy Diner staff
Our raffle prize donors – South London Wine School, Champagne Taittinger, Archipelago Restaurant, Caldesi, Cocofina, Farley Macallan, Honey & Co, Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery, Mayfair Chocolate Ecstasy Tour, unearthed®, Jenius Social, Darbaar, Taste Tripper
Important individuals – Alicia Villafuerte Abrego, Libby Andrews, Charlie Nicoll, Rosie Johnson,
And of course Bill Knott, who initiated our relationship with Taste Festivals and without whom none of this would be possible.
And the final thank you goes to the Taste Festivals team for a brilliant 10 years and a successful 2016!
One of our 5 Star chefs, Pascal Aussignac with his delicious duck burger
Some of our brilliant volunteer chefs
Our incredible line up of chefs
Hungry customers ready for a burger!
If you would like to get involved in the next event please get in touch!