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Acclaimed Chefs Team up for Charity Event

A team of critically acclaimed chefs is teaming up to host a charity dinner in aid of Adopt a School, a national charity which promotes food education by sending chefs and hospitality professionals to local primary schools.

The event, called Take 3+1 Colleges, is taking place on Friday 12th April at The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall and has been running annually for 15 years. Chefs and Royal Academy of Culinary Arts members Philip Corrick, Chris Galvin and Jeff Galvin MCA, John Williams MBE, and William Curley MCA will cook alongside their protégés Ben Gielen, Emile Galvin, Adam Smith MCA, and Alistair Birt. Michelin-star winning chef Didier Aniès MOF will also join Philip Corrick’s team.

Catering students from Bournemouth and Poole College, University College Birmingham, Westminster Kingsway College and University of West London will also join the chefs' teams, which is how the dinner gains its name Take 3+1 Colleges.

This year is particularly special in which it is the last that Philip Corrick will be hosting, after 15 years of continued support of Adopt a School. Philip will also be retiring from the Royal Automobile Club later this year.

The evening will feature a four course menu with matching wines; guests will also be treated to a Laurent-Perrier champagne and canapé reception, entertainment, and a raffle and auction of exclusive prizes.

All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to Adopt a School, a national charity founded in 1990 by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. Each year, Adopt a School works with over 16,000 children in primary schools, hospital schools, and youth clubs by sending chefs and hospitality professionals to local schools to teach pupils about cooking, healthy eating, food provenance, and sustainability. The Adopt a School programme operates across the UK, from Cornwall to Wicke, but works extensively within the North West, West Midlands, and London: areas which experience high levels of deprivation.

Bookings can be made for either £130 per person or a table of ten can be purchased for £1100. All information about the event and bookings can be made by contacting Alys Bannister, Adopt a School Programme Administrator, either by emailing alysbannister@raoca.org.uk or calling Head Office on 020 8673 6300.

Adopt a School will also be holding two more fundraising dinners in the North; Take 3 Colleges at Gisborough Hall in Middlesbrough on 21st March and Take 6 Colleges at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on 21st June.

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