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Phoenix Dinner Raises £7,000 for Two Hospitality Charities

Two of the leading chefs’ organisations in the UK the Craft Guild of Chefs and the British Culinary Federation raised £7,000 to support the hospitality industry after coming together to host the inaugural Phoenix Dinner.

Themed ‘Rising from the Ashes of the Pandemic’ it took place on Monday 20th March 2023 at ExCeL London during the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC). The dinner raised £7,000, which will be split between two hospitality charities Kelly’s Cause and Hospitality Action.

Kelly’s Cause is the leading provider of Mental Health First Aid Training and mental health services to the hospitality industry. It says it is ‘on a mission to create a mentally healthy hospitality industry for all’.

Hospitality Action offers a whole range of support services to help hospitality people back on their feet again after a setback. They help thousands of people through challenging times every year.

Matt Owens, chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “It was fantastic to help deliver this important event which not only brought the industry back together again but also raised much needed cash for two significant industry charities. I’d like to thank all of the attendees for their generosity and for demonstrating their endless resilience during these difficult