#SocialSunday 2019, less than 2 weeks to go!

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After four successful years and over £152,000 raised  Social Sunday, in association with  Caterer.com, will return on Sunday 7th July to unite some of the nation’s best and most respected chefs to raise money for HA.

Tom Aitkens, Jason Atherton and Tom Sellers at Social Sunday 2018

Tom Aitkens, Jason Atherton and Tom Sellers at Social Sunday 2018

This year, over 100 establishments across the country will be supporting Social Sunday, including top chefs such as; Bryn Williams, Phil Howard and Tom Kitchin. Jason Atherton, our Principal Patron, and chefs at three of his Social Company restaurants, will each welcome a guest chef to create a bespoke, one-off lunch menu with all proceeds donated to out work. Indeed at Pollen Street Social, Jason will cook a six-course meal alongside his Head Chef, Dale Bainbridge; culinary heavyweight, Pierre Koffmann, and celebrated Chef Patron of Cornerstone, Tom Brown.

Kathy Dyball, Head of Marketing for Caterer.com says: “Social Sunday is a vibrant series of events which sees the industry come together to raise funds for Hospitality Action. By delivering the best of hospitality on 7th July, industry greats help support those in the sector whose lives have taken a serious setback. The support that Hospitality Action provides means those in need can face the tough times, repair and recover, move forward, get back to work, and live a good life, despite their challenges. Caterer.com are honoured to sponsor Social Sunday, to support Hospitality Action and the incredible people that work within the hospitality industry.”

Niall Keating & Sat Bains at Whatley Manor 2018

Niall Keating & Sat Bains at Whatley Manor 2018

In Chelsea, Claude Bosi at Bibendum will be joined by friend and fellow two Michelin-starred chef, Sat Bains from Nottingham to create an exclusive menu featuring signature dishes from their respective restaurants. Meanwhile, Whatley Manor’s Niall Keating will host a special lunch with guest chefs; Christian Bau (Victor’s, Germany), Brett Graham (The Ledbury) and Mark Birchall (Moor Hall), totalling an impressive eight Michelin stars between them.

You don’t need a Michelin Star to be a fundraising star, we’ve got some fantastic fundraisers going on across the whole of the UK.

If you’re in the South West you could enjoy a pint of Social Session IPA which is being brewed in our honour and served at Eat Drink Sleep venues across the region. The Atlantic Hotel on Jersey are hosting an afternoon of Jazz, while Coworth Park are hosting a special high tea featuring a Q&A with their head gardener all proceeds are donated to HA. Groups are also getting in on the action with Fazenda, Blackhouse and Park Plaza to name just a few.

Your fundraising can be as elaborate or simple as you like. From organising inter-restaurant sports day, hosting a pop-up, to simply adding £1 to diners’ bills. If you’re planning a fundraiser – let us know – we’ll include you on our website and spread the message on our social media channels. And don’t forget to shout about your efforts on your own social channels using #SocialSunday and be sure to email us to keep us posted on everything you’re up to astrid@hospitalityaction.org.uk

G Vittiglio