Masterchefs host charity dinner for SSAFA
Adam Handling, plus nine MasterChefs, hosted a charity dinner at his London restaurant The Frog, and raised over £9,400 for SSAFA.
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Adam and fellow chef, Andi Walker, who appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2015, decided to organise the dinner after reading about Albert Simpson, the 92-year-old war hero who was scammed by con artists selling him fake medication for arthritis. The chefs were so motivated by the story that they became determined to raise funds for veterans like Albert.
Guests to the dinner were treated to a stunning five-course meal cooked by the chefs, who have all appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals, including; Mark Stinchcombe, winner in 2015, and Elly Wentworth, runner-up in 2016, who were joined by Joey O'Hare, Danilo Cortellini, Dean Westcar, Darren Sivewright, Gavin Barnes and Brian McLeish.
The chefs were each assigned a core ingredient with which they had to create a delicious dish for the dinner, from a starter incorporating potatoes, to a dessert with rhubarb.
Currently serving personnel acted as waiters for the sell-out evening of food and fundraising.