Bath College has announced it’ll be hosting a Charity Gala Dinner in their Shrubbery Restaurant on Thursday 31st January 2019, in aid of local hospice Dorothy House.
A four course tasting menu will be served with each prepared by a different high-profile, local chef with the assistance of the college’s catering students.
Bath College are launching the Charity Gala Dinner as part of their annual programme of collaborative fine dining events featuring top, local chefs working alongside staff and students, offering their inspiration and expertise.
The line-up of four well-known local chefs will be similar to a round of Professional Masterchef, as the chefs will present a brief commentary on the food they have prepared.
Each course of the dinner will be created by a different chef including: Chris Cleghorn, Head Chef from The OliveTree who has worked with Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines and Adam Simmonds; David Campbell, Head Chef at the 3AA rosette award winning Dower House Restaurant at the Royal Crescent Hotel; Garry Rosser of the award winning fish and chip restaurant, The Scallop Shell,who trained under Mitch Tonks at Fishworks and Damien Wager, a self-taught patisserie chef, who runs his own pastry academy, Edible Art Patisserie.
The dinner will be served front-of-house by students from the Hospitality course at Bath College and table decorations will be designed and created by the Floristry students and staff. There will also be live music from local guitarist JD and a full bar.
Phillippa Watson, Philanthropy Manager at Dorothy House commented: “This Charity Gala Dinner is an exciting new event for Bath to raise funds for vital patient care at the hospice.
“We believe this could become an annual ‘hot ticket’ for the Bath calendar bringing together the professional experience of top local chefs and the creative ideas of up and coming Bath College catering students. We’re indebted to the Bath College team for organising this fabulous event.”
Damien Wager said that: “I am honoured to be involved in this event and look forward to working alongside not only the best local chefs Bath has to offer, but the culinary students who aspire to be as successful as them one day.”
Ryan Hanson, Deputy Head of Hospitality and Catering at Bath College added that: “Students and staff alike are really excited and proud to be working on this event.
“As caterers these are the occasions that inspire and enthuse teams and for our students it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn and show what they can do.
“Couple that with the charitable aim of Dorothy House, a charity we have raised money for before and it’s a wonderful recipe for success.”
A limited number of sixty tickets are available for this prestigious event. Tickets are £60 per head with tables available in groups of six, eight and ten as well as individually.
To book a table or a ticket, visit: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/events/charity-gala-dinner/ or contact Phillippa Watson, Philanthropy Manager at Dorothy House on 01225 721480.