Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen 2016 announced

Charity to benefit from celebrity chef.

Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell will open the doors of his Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th at Villa Park’s Holte Suite and the ‘Yummy Brummie’ will be joined by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey.

East Londoner Sam, now living in the Midlands, will join Glynn on stage to assist with the cooking along with other celebrity friends of Glynn, before performing for over 400 guests at the prestigious Midlands venue.

Sam Bailey[1]Tickets are now on sale for the fun-filled, live show-cooking event that over the last two years has gained the reputation of being the best Friday night out in the Birmingham social calendar. Award-winning presenter Suzanne Virdee will host the evening alongside Heart West Midlands presenter Ed James. The night will include on stage guests discussing and cooking their favorite dishes with Glynn before the audience enjoy the dishes themselves.

The one and only raffle prize on the night will give guests the chance to win a meal cooked at home by Glynn and his Purnell’s team for up to six people a money can’t buy experience, Glynn and his team will turn up, cook Sunday lunch and clean the kitchen up before they leave!

To round the evening off guests will then be treated to live music from The Subterraneans the resident band from the Jamhouse and Heart FM DJ Russ Morris until 2am.

With over £100,000 raised across the last two years, Cure Leukaemia Trustee Glynn is hoping to have raised £150,000 after Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen this year.

Glynn said: “I cannot wait to welcome Sam and other guests to my Friday Night Kitchen this October. I’m looking forward to hearing about her favorite food, so I can think up some delicious recipes for everyone on the night. I’m delighted with the way the event has grown over the last two years and proud to have helped raise such a phenomenal figure for Cure Leukaemia. I can promise that it will be another night full of fun, laughs, amazing music and, of course, great food!”

Birmingham Airport returns as headline sponsors for the second year running along with supporting sponsors; Turkish Airlines, Graypaul Birmingham, OGL Computer, Rudell the Jewellers and Rewired.

CEO of Birmingham Airport Paul Kehoe said: “We were proud to sponsor GPFNK last year and what a night it was! We all had great fun and this is fast becoming one of Birmingham’s great food celebrations. I greatly look forward to another fantastic evening with Glynn and friends at Villa Park this October!”

GPFNK event manager Jackie Kelly said: “When we created GPFNK we wanted to showcase a culinary event that was fun, engaged the audience and delivered a totally different experience to any other event that was happening in the City. Glynn was involved right from the beginning and we have seen the event grow and become a set date in the diary each October. “

Tickets cost £135 per person and VIP tickets £155. Tables of ten can be secured for £1, 350 and VIP tables for £1,550.

A new bespoke website has been created for Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen . To book seats/tables and enquire about remaining sponsorship packages please visit Follow @GPFNK on Twitter the latest news and information on competitions.