Michelin starred chefs set to team up in Orpington in aid of paralysed employee

PUBLISHED: 12:46 12 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:46 12 February 2014

Andy McLeish will be joined by Kent's other Michelin starred chefs for an evening of foodie delight.

Andy McLeish will be joined by Kent's other Michelin starred chefs for an evening of foodie delight.


Kent’s Michelin starred chefs will join forces to cook a mouth watering seven-course meal, in Orpington, for the first time next month.

Hosted by Andy McLeish at Chapter One, in Farnborough Common, foodies will also sit down to course prepared by Stephen Harris, of The Sportsman, in Whitstable, Graham Garrett, of The West House, in Biddenden, Daniel Hatton, of Thackeray’s, in Tunbridge Wells, and Tim Johnson, of Apicius, in Cranbrook.

The one-off event will take place on March 17 and aims to raise funds for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation, a charity for people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.

The charity was set up after former Chapter One chef, Daniel Nicholls, was left paralysed from the arms down after diving into an unseen sandback on Bondi Beach.

Priced at £120 per person, the meal will feature local produce, with all the chefs hunting and fishing for their dishes prior to the night.

“It’s a big deal for me to be working in the same kitchen with such talented chefs,” said Andy, Patron Chef at Chapter One. “We know each other well and eat in each others restaurants.

“In many ways we’re similar – we’re all proud to have restaurants in a county that has an abundance of quality produce and this event will showcase that.

“The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation is a charity that is very close to my heart. Daniel Nicholls, the reason why the charity was founded used to work for me at Chapter One and I’m happy we’ve all come together to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

The evening will begin at 6.30pm with champagne and canapes, followed by courses including oysters, roast saddle of wild rabbit, wild seabass and bramley apple charlotte.

Tickets can be book by contacting Cheryl Almond by calling 01689 854 848, or emailing

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