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Award-Winning South-West Chefs To Help End Hunger In Africa At Great Bath Feast

Two stars of the South-West’s flourishing restaurant scene are set to showcase their culinary credentials at “Global Gourmet”, one of the highlights of this year’s Great Bath Feast.

Award-winning chefs Sam Moody (Michelin starred Executive Chef who oversees the renowned restaurant at The Bath Priory Hotel, Bath) and Hywel Jones (Michelin starred Executive Chef at Lucknam Park Hotel in Colerne) have teamed up to stage a masterclass in culinary creativity through a series of live cookery demonstrations at the Global Gourmet event which takes place at The Shed in Bath on Sunday October 12.

The event, a celebration of some of the finest aspects of global travel and cuisine, is the brainchild of the leading bespoke travel specialist, Silver Compass. The Wiltshire-based company is bringing together some of the South-West’s leading suppliers of great global food and wine with some of Silver Compass’ favourite travel partners.

Turning passion for food into action to end hunger in Africa

Silver Compass’ ambitions for the day, however, are not limited to showcasing some of the very best in global food, wine and gastronomic destinations. The company is also determined to turn the passion for food among visiting Bath foodies into real action and support for communities struggling to grow enough food to eat in eastern Africa.

All the money raised through the Global Gourmet day will go to Farm Africa’s Food for Good campaign which is bringing the UK’s food and hospitality sectors together to help end hunger. Farm Africa is working to end hunger in eastern Africa by supporting smallholder farmers there with better agricultural practice and business skills that help them grow and sell more food.

Silver Compass has a proud history of support for the charity and donates a percentage of the value of each holiday it sells to Farm Africa, amounting to more than £1000 last year. The company was set up by Ben Williams whose brother Sam has gone as far in his support as rowing solo across the Atlantic, cycling from London to visit Farm Africa projects in Kenya and cycling across the United States to raise thousands of pounds for Farm Africa.

Looking forward to his involvement in the Global Gourmet day, Hywel Jones said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be involved in the Silver Compass Global Gourmet event in aid of Farm Africa.  As a chef anything food related is a source of pleasure and enjoyment for me. It’s sometimes hard to imagine and understand that in today’s society some people still face hunger. I commend Farm Africa for the work they do to end food hunger and I look forward to using what is a passion for me to help those not so fortunate.”

And speaking on behalf of Silver Compass, Kit Williams said:

“Some of the best and most lasting travel memories are of meals shared and of new flavours experienced.  We are delighted to be able to stage an event as part of The Great Bath Feast showcasing these experiences in the company of some of our favourite suppliers and local businesses and at the same time to be able to raise much needed funds for our partner charity Farm Africa and their Food for Good initiative.  Silver Compass has had a long-standing relationship with Farm Africa and we are passionate about contributing in any way we can to their work. We are particularly excited to have the support of Sam Moody and Hywel Jones, our guest chefs, in making our Global Gourmet day a great experience for everyone, and giving us the chance to raise further funds to support the efforts of “Food for Good” to end hunger in Africa. “

Photos of the event will be made available to the press after the event on request.

Images of Hwyel Jones are available on request.

You can follow the Great Bath Feast and Global Gourmet by using #global14 and @greatbathfeast.

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