Friday night kitchen with Yummy Brummies

Rusty Lee to join TV chefs for charity food event.

Larger-than-life star Rustie Lee is set to join Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace for the ultimate live culinary experience in front of 400 guests at Aston Villa Football Club this autumn.

Best-known for her role in the 1980s ITV prime time show Game for a Laugh, and rustling up a storm with her Caribbean treats on TV-am and This Morning, the Jamaican-born TV personality, chef, singer and actress will be joining host of the show TV foodie Gregg Wallace and ‘Yummy Brummie’ Glynn Purnell on stage for this year’s Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen with Friends.

Taking place on Friday 2nd October, the event will see Glynn and his celebrity friends prepare four courses on stage – all to raise funds for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, of which Glynn is a Trustee.

Rustie will be opening proceedings with the first course, which is certain to be bursting with her signature Jamaican flavour. The audience will enjoy each of Glynn’s dishes prepared under Glynn’s guidance and the catering team from award-winning VMF Restaurant, who will be managed by Villa’s Executive Chef, Peter Reed.

Rustie said: “I cannot wait to get on the stage with Glynn Purnell and Gregg Wallace to watch Glynn cook up a delicious treat for everyone! What I love about Birmingham is the variety of food and this event is a great chance for people in the city to get together and share their love of food.”

Glynn added: “I am very excited to be welcoming Rustie Lee to the stage as she is such a fun and energetic character who I know will bring much banter to the proceedings, along with her infectious laugh! Rustie is someone I have admired and watched for years so I am looking forward to hearing her food stories. This year, the event will be bigger and better to create a Friday night with a difference. We hope people join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.”

Guests will be entertained until the early hours courtesy of popular live covers band and Jam House residents, The Subterraneans, and a DJ set by Heart FM’s Russ Morris.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, starting at £125 for standard and £150 for VIP seats. Sponsorship packages are also available. To find out more contact Jackie Kelly on