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Who’s Cooking Dinner: Press Release 2014

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

Twenty Top Chefs Prepare to Cook up a Storm Once More for

Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2014 in ‘Aid of Leuka’

“Who’s Cooking Dinner?” 2014 will reside back at The Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane on Monday 10th March.

The event is to raise money to find a cure for leukaemia and blood cancer.

The 2014 event welcomes Tom Kerridge from Michelin two-starred The Hand and Flowers who will be making his debut and  joining the stellar cast of top chefs from across the UK.

Tom says:  “It’s an honour to be invited to be part of WCD? And to join such an illustrious cast. I’m delighted to have the chance to do my bit for such a special cause.”

Chris Corbin (co-owner of The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zedel and Colbert), Chairman of Who’s Cooking Dinner? and Vice Chairman of Leuka, stated: “We are thrilled to have such a talented family of chefs and restaurants supporting this event. Each year they rise to the occasion.”

“No other event has ever persuaded so many leading chefs to come together for a night to cook for charity,” explained Chris.  “We are particularly thrilled to have with us the chefs from UK’s National Restaurant Awards 2013 Top Three Restaurants in the UK.”

1      The Hand and Flowers

2      The Ledbury

3      Pollen Street Social

Collectively, our chefs can lay claim to an amazing 25 Michelin Stars.

The forthcoming 2014 line-up is as follows:

Bruce Poole Chez Bruce Peter Gordon The Providores
Sally Clarke Clarke’s Brett Graham The Ledbury
Chris & Jeff Galvin La Chapelle Angela Hartnett Murano
Mark Hix HIX Claude Bosi Hibiscus
Philip Howard The Square Richard Corrigan Corrigan’s Mayfair
Rainer Becker Zuma Lawrence Keogh The Wolseley
Jason Atherton Pollen Street Social Clare Smyth Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Tim Hughes Scott’s Mark Edwards Nobu
Michele Lombardi Harry’s Bar Giorgio Locatelli Locanda Locatelli
Ashley Palmer-Watts Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Tom Kerridge The Hand and Flowers


Now in its fifteenth year, Who’s Cooking Dinner? has been one of the most successful fund-raising events in the London restaurant world, raising over £4.5 million for leading leukaemia research charity  – Leuka  (

The event starts with a draw during the pre-dinner reception when guests discover which chef is cooking for them — hence, Who’s Cooking Dinner? The evening ends with an auction of chefs to cook at home for the highest bidder.  Last year, the top bid was £36,000 for a table at the opening night at Rainer Becker’s Oblix.

To have a meal cooked by one of these great chefs, along with the opportunity to bid for a chef at the auction, the contact at Leuka is 020 7487 3401. Tables of ten are £6,000.

For media information and photography, please contact:

Maureen Mills at Network London PR. Tel:  020 8947 4474   Email:


The story behind Who’s Cooking Dinner?

In 1994, the lives of two families with strong ties to the restaurant industry changed forever. In Australia, the sister of chef Peter Gordon was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. On the opposite side of the world in a room at Hammersmith Hospital, restaurateur Chris Corbin was undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

New Zealand-born chef Peter Gordon is famed for his ‘fusion’ style of cookery, which he first introduced at
The Sugar Club and continues to explore at his London restaurants, The Providores and Kopapa. In 1994, he donated bone marrow to his youngest sister Tracey. After her full recovery, Peter wanted to do something to help other families battling with leukaemia. He came up with Who’s Cooking Dinner?

Restaurateur Chris Corbin is one half of the duo that turned The Ivy, Le Caprice, J Sheekey and The Wolseley into London’s hottest eateries. In 1990, at the age of 38, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia. For the next four years, he and his family were left in limbo while they waited for a suitable donor of bone marrow. Chris is now Vice Chairman of the charity Leuka and Chairman of Who’s Cooking Dinner?


Leuka supports life-saving research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers.

Our world-class scientists and clinicians working at Imperial College London and the Hammersmith Hospital are accelerating the pace of development  – bringing new treatments and hopefully a cure to patients as quickly as possible.

We also fund promising young researchers, who we hope will become the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Nurturing next generation talent is crucial to finding new breakthroughs and cures for leukaemia and our research is being applied to other cancers with promising results.

Leuka’s goal is simple: a better future for patients both here in the UK and abroad.