Sussex Students Cook Up A Storm For Local Charity

This June, don’t miss out on the most exciting pop up dining experience of the summer, ‘Cooking for the Starrs’.

This popular annual event, brainchild of the Starr Trust, sees student chefs create some inspirational 5-course menus for 70 lucky diners, all helping to raise funds for this local children’s charity.

This ‘Masterchef’ style competition comprises teams of young chefs from Northbrook College battling it out to win the coveted trophy. The students are assisted by their tutors and mentored by Russell Williams, Head Chef at the prestigious Baillffscourt Hotel. Diners will enjoy a champagne reception provided by sponsors the Hilton Brighton Metropole and will go on to critique and vote on each course, immaculately presented by chefs and front of house.

Arion + Bonner at the SetThis is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fine dining created by young chefs of tomorrow before they start out on their professional careers. Many of the previous competition winners and participants have gone on to work in some fantastic kitchens that include Michelin Star ‘Number One’ at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. More locally in Brighton and Hove you can find George Thomas working as sous chef at Isaac At, Arion Christophers as pastry chef at The Set, Emma Briant as Catering Manager at the County Cricket Ground and Qudus Hassen at Polpo. A little further afield young Maisie Everest is Pastry Chef at Jeremy’s in Haywards Heath.

Sussex is fast becoming a food mecca with some amazing talent setting up pop ups and restaurants across the county. There’s a massive shortage of chefs in the UK, currently estimated at 11,000 with culinary jobs particularly hard to fill. With the eating out market growing at almost 3% the Starr Trust is doing what it can to help young chefs develop their skills and be at the forefront of this incredible industry.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday June 8th 6.30pm
Tickets: £25 to include 5 courses and champagne reception.
Venue: Arundel Restaurant, West Durrington Campus, Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6NU

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The Starr Trust supports young people living in the BN post code area aged 10-18 to fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education.