Group of chefs standing in open-plan ktichen smiling at Action Against Hunger event

Chefs raise £20,000 for Action Against Hunger

Six leading female names in the food industry have raised over £20,000 for Action Against Hunger UK.

On 29 March, leading female chefs Angela Hartnett OBE, Anna Haugh, Adriana Cavita, Sally Abe and Candice Brown came together to cook in aid of Action Against Hunger UK. Multi-award winning bartender, Monica Berg, supported the event by providing cocktails throughout the evening. The ticketed event included a 5-course meal, raffle and auction. The event raised an incredible £20,540.

“It was a real pleasure to meet and work together with these amazing, strong, beautiful, fun women, especially for such an important cause. I would just like to give thanks to Action Against Hunger, White City House and all the people that worked to make this possible.”

Adriana Cavita, chef and owner of Marylebone restaurant Cavita

The money raised will support Action Against Hunger’s projects around the globe, including in Peru, where some of the chefs will be visiting in late September with the charity.

A recent survey by Action Against Hunger showed that 75 per cent of people do not have enough to eat in Peru. In the Andean region over 30 per cent of children are chronically malnourished. And yet just £42 can save a child’s life with a 6-week course of treatment for malnutrition. The money raised at this single event could support over 430 children with this life-saving treatment.

Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016 and owner of The
Green Man pub in Eversholt, said; “I felt completely honoured and overwhelmed to be asked to be part of this event. To cook alongside some of the fiercest talented women in the food industry blew my mind and all for an incredible cause – Action Against Hunger. We do what we can when we can to help others and I’m proud to have been part of it.”

This event is one of many fundraising efforts the group are planning over the coming months.

Notes to editors

  • Action Against Hunger  is the world’s leading charity in the fight against child hunger, treating more young children for life-threatening hunger than any other charity. They work in almost 50 communities across the world, providing access to food, water and sanitation, and life-saving medical treatment.
  • In 2020 Action Against Hunger supported more than 25 million people across 46 countries.
  • Action Against Hunger’s experts available for interview upon request.

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