Too Many Critics Manchester 2017 | Action Against Hunger

Too Many Critics Manchester at Iberica

Chefs, restaurateurs, critics and industry professionals came together for one night to raise £20,437 for Action Against Hunger

By Action Against Hunger

Mar 21 2017

Last night critics once again dropped their pens and picked up their pans to feed a restaurant full of the North West's best chefs and restaurateurs and raised £20,437.

Held in conjunction with the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, Too Many Critics Manchester took place at long term supporters of Action Against Hunger, Ibérica in Spinningfields.  The evening was hosted by restaurant critic and author of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ Joe Warwick.

The critics taking their turn in the kitchen included Bill Knott (The FT’s How to Spend It), Emma Sturgess (Delicious Magazine), Neil Sowerby (Taste of Manchester) Mark ‘Gordo’ Garner (Manchester Confidential), Emily Heward (Manchester Evening News) and Ruth Allan (Manchester Wire).

The critics were judged by some of the North's best chefs, including; Aiden Byrne from Manchester House, Steven Smith from The Freemasons at Wiswell, Lisa Allen of Northcote and Frances Atkins of The Yorke Arms.

The night was sponsored by Juan Pedro Domecq 100% Jamón Ibérico, Champagne Taittinger, Beronia Crianza and Sanclodio D.O. Ribeiro. 

Thank you to all involved, allowing Action Against Hunger to continue helping malnourished children survive and thrive. Your support is especially vital at this time when looming famine threatens over 1 million children's lives. You can find out more about our #UniteAgainstFamine appeal and how to get involved here.


Follow all the activity from the evening on Twitter using #TooManyCritics and @ACF_UK


Critics Mark Garner and Bill Knott try out Emily Heward's Patatas 'Bastardo'

Emma Sturgess mixes up her blood orange Sangria for guests

Our guests settle in for an evening of fun

Last years winning critic Ruth Allan from Manchester Wire prepares her special rice pudding hoping to make it two years in a row

The evening is hosted by author of Where Chefs Eat, Joe Warwick

Anthony Lyons from Kuits Solictors and his table enjoying the evening

Fundraising and Campaigns Manager Caroline Dyer talks to the audience about how they could be the generation to end child hunger 

Lucy Noone from R Noones & Son meets Joe Warwick


Adam Wiseberg and Andrea George start bidding on the silent auction lots

Mike Noone raises his hand for the winning bid on Fazenda and Bibendum's auction lot

Chef judges Stosie Madi (Parkers Arms) Steven Smith (Freemasons) Frances Atkins (The Yorke Arms) Aiden Byrne (Manchester House) and Lisa Allen (Northcote) are on hand to pass judgement on the critics food

Emily Heward from Manchester Evening News makes it a hatrick for the women as she is crowned this year's winner

The Iberica dream team chefs and our critics



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