Five of the best multi-award-winning Michelin starred Chefs are coming together to raise funds in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity through a unique fundraising event on Friday 29th September.
‘The Chefs’ Table’ will be taking place in the prestigious National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh where around 500 guests will attend and be served a five-course meal, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder.
Chefs preparing meals for guests on the night include Andrew Hamer, Managing Director of Wilde Thyme; Tom Kitchin, Chef Proprietor at The Kitchin; Adam Handling, Chef/Owner of Adam Handling Restaurant Group; Simon Attridge, Executive Chef at Gleneagles; Stephen McLaughlin, Head Chef at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie.
The Chefs’ Table has been organised by Andrew Hamer in memory of his sister Mary-Anne and friend, Chef Andrew Fairlie, who both were both diagnosed with a brain tumour and both sadly passed away within months of each other.
PICTURED: Andrew Hamer
Andrew Hamer, Managing Director of Wilde Thyme, said: “My sister Mary-Anne was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer in 2017, and after watching her fight so gallantly for 33 months she sadly succumbed to her cancer in March 2020.
“This was merely months after my friend, Chef Andrew Fairlie, also passed away following a brain cancer diagnosis.
“Each year thousands of children and adults are diagnosed with a brain tumour. I don’t want any family to have to experience what we have gone through, and that is why I am passionate about increasing funding into research for brain cancer with the aim of the research delivering better outcomes and treatments for people living with brain cancer.
“I came up with the concept of The Chefs’ Table to raise funds for brain cancer research and I am incredibly grateful to the other Chefs for their support.”
Each of the five courses prepared on the night has been specifically curated by one of the Chefs.
Scottish comedian and broadcaster Fred MacAulay will be hosting the special event and guests will be entertained by live music and can also take part in a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Beatson Cancer Charity to support research into brain cancer.
PICTURED: Tom Kitchin
Tom Kitchin, Chef Proprietor at The Kitchin, said: “I was very honoured to be invited to join The Chefs’ Table by Andrew Hamer.
“I know he has worked extremely hard to bring this glorious event to life, for a cause very close to his heart. It is set to be an incredible evening with a great group of Scottish Chefs, in one of Scotland’s most exceptional venues, raising money for vital research.
“Guests will have a unique chance to enjoy a truly memorable dinner, and I have no doubt the funds raised on the night will have a positive and lasting impact on many lives thanks to the great work of Beatson Cancer Charity.”
PICTURED: Adam Handling
Adam Handling, Chef/Owner of Adam Handling Restaurant Group, said: “The chef line-up for The Chefs’ Table is outstanding and I’m thrilled to be a part of it, helping to raise money for Beatson Cancer Charity.
“I’m a proud Scotsman, so to be able to work with and support a charity at home means a lot to me. By transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered, from research and education through to its community cancer centre, the support Beatson Cancer Charity provides to people affected by cancer as well as their families is so incredibly important. I’m so proud to support them at this special event.”
PICTURED: Simon Attridge
Simon Attridge, Executive Chef at Gleneagles, said: “I’m really pleased to be supporting this event and such a worthwhile charity at the National Museum of Scotland.
“It’s great to be able to showcase some fantastic food with great Chefs to such a wide audience and for such a good cause, with the hope of raising as much money as possible.
“Chef Andrew Fairlie and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie will always have a very special place in both Gleneagles’ history and its future.”
PICTURED: Stephen McLaughlin
Stephen McLaughlin, Head Chef at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, said: “It is my honour and absolute privilege to be cooking a course for this very special dinner in what is a totally unique dining venue that has been created inside The National Museum of Scotland.
“We are determined to raise as much money as is possible into research for something that is dear to everyone’s hearts at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie”.
Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to all five incredibly talented Chefs for taking time out of their busy schedules to put this event on in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity.
“The Chefs’ Table is such a unique fundraising concept and we hope all guests enjoy being part of such an exclusive experience.
“The money raised on the night will allow us to support so many cancer patients and their families across Scotland.”