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VIDEO: Michelin-starred Orpington chef cooks up key to charity success

PUBLISHED: 15:56 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:56 24 March 2014

Andy McLeish

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A Michelin-starred Orpington chef helped raise £16,000 for charity.

Chapter One’s Andy McLeish was one of five cooks who joined forces to create The Five Michelin-Starred Chefs of Kent in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation, a charity for people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

He was joined by Daniel Hatton of Tunbridge Wells’ Thackeray’s, Tim Johnson from Apicius in Cranbrook, Graham Garrett of The West House in Biddenden and Stephen Harris from The Sportsman in Whitstable in cooking a seven-course meal at Chapter One, in Farnborough Common.

Mr McLeish was in charge of preparing the main course and cooked a Roast Saddle of Chart Farm sika venison.

A silent auction also took place during the event with items including an overnight stay at Lucknam Park with dinner and a cookery class and a once in a lifetime prize of Mr McLeish and Mr Garrett cooking dinner for eight in the winner’s home.

Mr McLeish said: “The event was a huge success. It was a great experience working with such esteemed chefs in my kitchen.

“We had a lot fun and the food was outstanding, but most importantly we raised a large amount for a worthy charity. We have all spoken about doing it again next year, so watch this space.”

Check out the video above of the chefs in action.

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