Friday night fever for leukaemia charity

Glynn Purnell and Gregg Wallace cook up a Friday night feed with a difference.

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Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace are joining forces to serve up a live culinary experience in front of 400 guests at Aston Villa Football Club this autumn.

The event, Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen with Friends, will take place on Friday 2nd October to raise funds for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, of which Glynn is a Trustee.

Hosted by TV foodie Gregg Wallace, the evening will see Glynn prepare four courses on stage, helped out by some surprise celebrity guests. The audience will enjoy each of Glynn’s dishes prepared under the guidance of Villa’s Executive Chef, Peter Reed, and the kitchen staff from award-winning VMF Restaurant.

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.

Glynn said, “I’ve been proud to host this event in aid of Cure Leukaemia for the past couple of years and its popularity has grown each time. This year we’re going even bigger and better to create a fun Friday night with a difference. I’m looking forward to being joined on stage by Gregg and a number of familiar faces for plenty of banter, and with a whole evening of entertainment it’s set to be a real night to remember.”

Gregg added, “I can’t wait to join Glynn and guests, and I’m already looking forward to the menu. I just hope he’s got plenty of desserts planned.”

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 Jackie@fridaynightkitchen.co.uk