Top Yorkshire chefs raise thousands for charity at West Park Hotel

Over £9000 was raised for the charity, Hospitality Action.

The West Park Hotel’s charity dinner has been one of the Yorkshire foodie scene’s most anticipated events. The dinner featured Yorkshire’s top chefs preparing courses of fine-dining cuisine for those lucky enough to grab a ticket to the event.

Raising a grand total of £9425 for national charity, Hospitality Action, the Harrogate hotel played host to the event that has supported hospitality workers suffering in the face of adversity.

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Kicking off proceedings was Head Chef at two rosette Shibden Mill Inn, Will Webster, who began the evening by whetting guest’s appetites with his delicious starter made from pea, crab, buttermilk and apple marigold.

The main course came from Provenance Inn’s very own Group Executive Chef, Jason Wardill who served guests the mouthwatering options of Treacle Cured Fillet of Beef with Short Rib Croquettes or a delicious vegetarian option of Spiced Roast Cauliflower with a Chickpea Tagine.

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This was then followed by a pre-dessert of Orchard Fruits and Yorkshire Honey from Steph Moon, a local produce hero that has many accolades to her name.

Rounding off the evening with a dessert from MasterChef finalist and award-winning Chef Patron of Vice and Virtue, Jono Hawthorne, with his signature dish from his time on Masterchef, Mushroom Tiramisu.

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The night also supported the charity Hospitality Action with an auction. Prizes includes an overnight stay at The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk, with a private tour of the Gardens at Mount St John where the hotel grows all of its own produce.

The evening was a fantastic success and a great way to celebrate the Provenance Inn group’s achievements. Recently the group was awarded three additional rosettes across three sites, bringing the total to five rosettes across the group and the group have also just been announced as one of three finalists in the best food offering for the Publican 2022 awards.

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Jason Wardill, of Provenance Inns and the vision behind the whole event reminds us that the event was essential to helping those who need it the most in a struggling industry: “There has never been a more important time to support such an amazing charity and we are over the moon to have raised £9425.

“The charity, who support those in the hospitality industry, have given £1.4 million to those in need in 2020 alone. We’d like to thank those that came and supported the event, and also to our fantastic Provenance partners who donated produce for the menu and experiences for the auction”.

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From mental health problems to physical injuries, the charity Hospitality Action provides financial, physical, and psychological support to those in the hospitality sector, helping them get back to work as quickly as possible. All of the money raised will help the charity to help as many hospitality workers across the UK as possible.

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