Chefs at Home, with Hospitality Action

Chefs at Home on Tour

To mark the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown we launched our Chefs at Home cookbook, a collection of over 100 recipes that 54 of the UK’s leading chefs cooked at home during lockdown with their families.

To celebrate our return to in-person events, we are delighted to bring together four of our Chefs at Home contributors; Ellis Barrie, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Tom Kerridge and Gary Usher, as they prepare a very special four course meal in our honour.

This long-awaited fundraising dinner, hosted by Paul Askew of The Art School Restaurant, will take place at Manchester’s five-star contemporary The Lowry Hotel, the perfect location to reunite our Chefs at Home contributors as they create delicious dishes to welcome the industry back after such a challenging time.

All guests will be treated to a cocktail and canapé reception, – including gin and tonics donated by Greater Manchester based Defiance Distillery, four course meal with wine whilst having the chance to pose Tom Kerridge their questions during the live Q&A.

Ellis Barrie
One of the infamous Barrie Brothers, Ellis attended a Saturday cooking course from the age of 12, and the rest is history. After his dad bought a campsite in Anglesey, Ellis and the family moved from Liverpool and threw themselves into making it a success. More recently, Ellis can be found at the Lerpwl, Liverpool. The Lerpwl has a bias for Welsh produce, priding themselves on supporting responsible local agriculture and sustainably sourced seafood.

Lisa Goodwin-Allen
With her culinary career starting at college, Lisa graduated and worked in several prestigious restaurants before joining Northcote aged just 20, becoming Executive Chef in 2015. At Northcote she has honed her passion for local suppliers and seasonal ingredients, as well as incorporating her Lancashire roots into her dishes.

Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge, the award-winning chef brings a taste of culinary magic to his restaurants, cookbooks and across tv screens. A Gloucestershire lad, Tom champions British food and has become a leading name in the hospitality industry. From humble beginnings, Tom and his wife Beth built The Hand & Flowers into what it is today, the world’s first and only two Michelin-starred pub. Tom has since launched several more restaurants, penned nine best-selling cookbooks, launched the food festival Pub in the Park and more recently campaigned alongside Marcus Rashford to help end child hunger in the UK.

Gary Usher
Born in St Albans and raised in north Wales, Gary spent time in the kitchens of Chapter One, Chez Bruce and The Chester Grosvenor before opening Sticky Walnut in 2011. Taking the unique step of crowd-funding further restaurants, Gary has since opened five bistros across the northwest of England with Richard Sharples as his right-hand man, all of which are in the Good Food Guide.

For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please email Sophie or call 020 3004 5505.