For more than 20 years, Leukaemia UK has organised Who’s Cooking Dinner? the top foodie fundraising event of the year, masterminded by luminary restaurateurs Chris Corbin OBE and Peter Gordon.

For one evening only, more than 20 of the UK’s most prominent chefs from top restaurants, with a host of Michelin stars and accolades between them, take part in this remarkable event.

The 21st anniversary Who’s Cooking Dinner? was held on Monday 2 March 2020 at The Dorchester Park Lane, London and raised a generous £350,000 for our cause.

Once again, the evening brought together a who’s who of culinary legends. Our stellar line-up includes Rick Stein, Tom Kerridge, Giorgio Locatelli, Clare Smyth and Brett Graham, to name but a few. 

Who’s Cooking Dinner? That is the question asked by the guests of 20 table 'Hosts', who discovered on the night which chef in the all-star line-up will be expertly creating their meal. The Grand Auction, hosted by Sotheby’s, followed the dinner, where guests had the chance to bid for their favourite chef to cook a bespoke dining experience in their home.

We would like to thank all the brilliant chefs, guests, the Dorchester, suppliers, restaurants and other prize donors who have so generously donated their time and resources to make this feat possible.

A special thank you goes to the following chefs and their restaurant's staff for kindly taking part in Who's Cooking Dinner? 2020:

Jean-Philippe Blondet - A. Ducasse at The Dorchester

Andrew Yeo - Hakkasan

Tom Kerridge - Kerridge's Bar & Grill

Francesco Mazzei - Sartoria

Isaac McHale - The Clove Club

Chantelle Nicholson - Tredwells

Jonny Glass - Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Mark Hix - Hix

Jean-Luc Mongodin - The Arts Club

Jose Pizarro - Pizarro Restaurant

Clare Smyth - Core

Rick Stein - Barnes

Tim Hughes - Scott's

Jackson Boxer - Brunswick House

Mark Edwards - Nobu

Brett Graham - The Ledbury

Anshu Anghotra - Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Giorgio Locatelli - Locanda Locatelli

Chong Choi Fong - China Tang

Jeremy Page - Comptoir Robuchon

Marco Calenzo & Damon Griffith - Zuma

Tom Booton - The Grill Dorchester

Since 1999, this extraordinary dinner has raised more than £7 million for leukaemia research. 

How Who’s Cooking Dinner? came to life

Who’s Cooking Dinner? is the brainchild of chef Peter Gordon and restaurateur Chris Corbin, whose lives irrevocably changed due to leukaemia diagnosis.

Chris Corbin is Leukaemia UK’s Chairman and one half of the duo Corbin & King who turned The Ivy, Le Caprice, J Sheekey and The Wolseley into London's sought-after and prestigious eateries.

In 1990, at the age of 38, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and for the next four years, he and his family were left in limbo while they waited for a suitable bone marrow donor.

Peter Gordon is famed for his legendary "fusion food" – and when his sister Tracey was diagnosed with leukaemia, he donated his bone marrow to save her life.

Following Chris and Peter's blood cancer experiences, they felt strongly that more leukaemia and blood cancer research needed to be funded. Together, they created 'Who’s Cooking Dinner?' to help make this difference and over the years it has raised a phenomenal amount for leukaemia and blood cancer research.

Take a look at our impressive Who's Cooking Dinner? Chefs Hall Of Fame.

All proceeds from the evening will help fund our ground-breaking leukaemia and other blood cancer research.

For a flavour of this extraordinary event, watch this video.

Interested in taking part in 2021's 'Who's Cooking Dinner?'

Please contact: Simona Abis at [email protected]