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Top chefs assemble for charity dinner

A ‘DREAM TEAM’ from the North’s finest chefs is to operate the celebrity kitchen for a fundraising dinner at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel on Monday October 14 in aid of Hospitality Action.

The annual ‘Northern Lights’ event, which has been held in Manchester for the past two years and has raised £37k, will start with a cocktail and canapé reception before guests are treated to a truly stunning five course dinner prepared by five of the region’s  best award-winning chefs.

Mark Lewis, Chief Executive of Hospitality Action said: “We’re excited to be hosting some of the North’s most decorated and well-known chefs who will be joining forces to create a truly memorable menu. Northern Lights is one of the most important events on our calendar and I’m delighted to see hosted against the backdrop of Liverpool’s iconic skyline. The money raised will go towards helping industry people who find themselves in crisis”

The host for the evening will be Paul Askew, Fellow and Chairman in the North of England for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Chef Patron of the multi award winning Art School Restaurant.

A host of sommeliers from the region including Sarah Donoher, Head Sommelier at The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool and Filippo Zito, Deputy Manager and Somellier at Tast Cuina Catalana by Paco Perez will be on hand to share their knowledge.

Marcus Magee, General Manager at Hilton Hotel Liverpool city centre, said “We are delighted that this prestigious event is taking place in Liverpool and I am thrilled that myself and the team at the Hilton Hotel are hosting it”

The kitchen team:
Starter – Oli Martin, Hipping Hall, Lancashire
3 AA Rosettes

Fish Course – Ellis Barrie, Marram Grass, Anglesey
2017’s finalist of BBC’s Great British Menu and 2 AA Rosettes

Main Course – Adam Reid, The French, Manchester
2019’s main course winner of BBC’s Great British Menu and 4 AA Rosettes

Pre Dessert/Cheese Course – Simon Shaw, El Gato Negro, Manchester
Chef Patron / Creative Director

Dessert – Tom Parker, White Swan at Fence, Lancashire
1 Michelin Star and 2 AA Rosettes

Tickets for the Northern Lights Fundraising Dinner are £125 per person or £1,200 for a table of ten.
The price includes: cocktail and canapé reception, five course dinner, matched wines, coffee and petit fours.

The after party will take place in the Pima Bar at the Hilton Hotel with drinks, cocktails and live music until the early hours.

For tickets – contact Maria Carter on 020 3004 5516 or at

To find out more – visit

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