100 big name cooks are taking part in the donation drive. They are creating mince pies that’ll dazzle your eyes and you can bid for them. They include Michel Roux Jr, Giorgio Locatelli, Raymond Blanc. They’re the ones who win Michelin stars & appear on MasterchefThe money.
The donations go to a charity called Kids Company.
It works with vulnerable and traumatised children in the UK. Experts from the organisation work intensively with 18,000 boys and girls each year providing the nearest thing to a family the children will ever know. They campaign for the rights of children too.
The kitchen maestros include 3 from Birmingham- Andreas Antona & Luke Tipping from Simpsons and Richard Turner from Turners in Harborne.
The chefs will cook 70 mince pies on Wednesday. A box of 35 is auctioned on line and a second box is raffled on Friday. So 100 chefs = 7000 of the best ‘mince’ pies ever.
++Money raised will also help a group called FoodCycle. it is is a national scheme that salvages good food that would otherwise go to waste and provides cooked meals for socially isolated and hungry people. The Birmingham hub is located in Nechells.