Severn Sisters, Bristol | Action Against Hunger

Severn Sisters Success!

Romy Gill and Kim Somauroo alongside nine of the UK's top female chefs host a dinner in Bristol to raise funds for Action Against Hunger 

By Action Against Hunger

Nov 29 2016

On Sunday 27th November, excited revellers huddled in the Mongolian-style tents of Yurt Lush in Bristol, awaiting a feast created by some of the UK’s best female chefs.

The ‘Severn Sisters Feast’, curated by Romy Gill and Kim Somauroo, was indeed a feast for the eyes and mouths, with nine delicious courses of internationally inspired food. All proceeds from ticket sales were kindly donated to Action Against Hunger, raising over £3,000.

Romy Gill, a long standing ambassador of Action Against Hunger, took part in a cycle challenge in Myanmar in 2015 and visited some of our programmes there, said: “I wanted to raise awareness of the incredible work that the charity does across the world. I also thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the UK's best female talent".

The incredible line up featured some local Bristolians, including food-writer Xanthe Clay, Elly Curshen of The Pear Cafe and Romy Gill herself who owns Romy’s Kitchen in Thornbury. Other chefs included Eleonora Galasso, Chetna Makan, Olia Hercules, Natasha Corrett, Alissa Timoshkina, Rosie Birkett and Laura Field.

Kim Somauroo, a fellow chef and friend of Romy’s, helped to recruit the line-up for the event; "We're so thankful for having so many great female chefs coming together to put on this charity extravaganza and to raise money and awareness for Action Against Hunger. The customers were in for a real treat!”

Romy Gill introduced the event by speaking about the chefs and Action Against Hunger

Guests enjoy the first course of the dinner

From marinated Kohlrabi to roasted goat, lentil pilaff to chocolate caramel pear cake; the menu excited the palates of those with even the most diverse of tastes. During the evening BBC Radio Bristol host, Laura Rawlings kept the crowd entertained and helped raise further funds by selling tickets for a game of heads and tails, for which Romy very kindly donated a prize of dinner and drinks for 6 people at her restaurant.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Romy and Kim for their involvement in curating such a successful event and for their part in raising awareness of Action Against Hunger in Bristol. We would also like to say thanks to Josh Eggleton for agreeing to let them take over Yurt Lush for the evening. Also, let’s not forget to say thank you to all of the incredible chefs who gave up their time to create such a mouth-watering feast. Thanks to everyone, Action Against Hunger can continue to grow and expand across the UK.

Some of the fantastic chefs who took part

All images © Nicci Peet