Top Birmingham chefs cook up a storm for hospital charity - The Solihull Observer

Top Birmingham chefs cook up a storm for hospital charity

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2024   0

A HOSPITAL charity team up with local Michelin Star chefs, stars of The Great British Menu and BBC MasterChef Professionals to host a fine-dining charity experience.

The Great Brummie Menu event was supported by former chef, Matt Davies and raised an incredible £14,755 which will go towards Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity and Hospitality Action.

Matt suffered severe burns and lost the use of his arm nearly seven years ago and was treated by Burns and Plastics Surgeon, Colonel Mark Foster at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Matt said, “Colonel Mark Foster has been with me through this journey for nearly seven years and over 60 operations.

“I am hugely indebted to him and the incredible team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Without them, I wouldn’t be here today.

“Working with the hospital charity I have been able to raise money to help others going through their treatment journey.”




The Great Brummie Menu saw some of Birmingham’s chefs prepare a six-course tasting menu at University College Birmingham.

Michelin Star chefs cooking on the night included: Luke Tipping from Simpsons, Adam Bennett from The Cross in Kenilworth and Jonathan Howe from Lumiere (Gloucestershire), joined by The Great British Menu star, Thom Bateman The Flintock (North Staffordshire) and BBC Masterchef Professionals Champion, Louisa Ellis.


Jonathon Howe said, “Matt has always been a figure who gives back and does everything he can to support the hospitality industry, and being part of this event is our way of supporting him and what he has been through.”

Students on the Culinary Arts Management and Professional Chef degree programmes from University College Birmingham were invited to assist the chefs at the event.

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