Too many Michelin-starred chefs won’t spoil the broth! Celebrity cooks to whip up a storm at Manchester fundraiser

By Tim Hyde

Four celebrity chefs and stars of Great British Menu will be cooking up a storm in a Manchester kitchen next month to creative a sumptuous eight-course banquet in aid of charity.

Aiden Byrne has invited fellow Michelin-starred chefs Tom Aikens, Daniel Clifford and Michael Wignall to produce the meal at Manchester House on February 18 to raise funds for Hospitality Action – a lifeline for hospitality workers who find themselves in crisis.

Aiden, the youngest ever recipient of a Michelin Star, said he’s really looking forward to the event.

He said: “I’m so pleased Tom, Daniel and Michael agreed to come and work with me on this one-off occasion at Manchester House.

“We all know each other from the Great British Menu but this will be the first time the four of us have cooked together.

“I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with them – it’ll be great fun in aid of a fantastic cause, and the food will reflect our passion.”

Guests will be treated to the culinary talents of Tom Aikens who has worked at a succession of Michelin-starred restaurants before becoming the youngest British chef to maintain a two star rating.

One of the more senior members in the kitchen will be Daniel Clifford whose quest for culinary perfection granted him his first Michelin Star in 2002, with a second following in 2005.

Also giving up his services for charity is Michael Wignall, whose brand of complex and carefully-crafted cooking has earned him two Michelin Stars and five AA Rosettes.

Manchester House head chef Aiden Byrne, who has been involved with the charity for a while, organised this unique event especially for the charity.

He said: “I’ve been involved with Hospitality Action for some time and been fortunate to see the great support they provide to people who are struggling with something in their lives.”

David Walker, Chairman of Hospitality Action’s North West board, said: “We are hugely grateful to Aiden for using his contacts to pull together what promises to be an unforgettable event for food lovers.

“It’s not often you get the opportunity to sample a meal cooked by four separate winners of Michelin stars.”

Tickets are £200 per person, which includes eight courses and a matching wine, guaranteeing £100 from each ticket will be donated to the charity.

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