Who’s Cooking Dinner? 25th anniversary

Leukaemia UK’s flagship fundraising event, Who’s Cooking Dinner? is returning for its 25th Anniversary event on 16th September 2024.

Have you ever sat down to dinner not knowing which celebrity or Michelin star chef might be cooking your four-course meal? The likes of Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Mark Hix, Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge and more have cooked at this unique event, where 20 tables of 10 guests only find out which of London’s top chefs will cook for them on the night.

See below for some of the chefs and restaurants who will be joining us.  

 

Overview

This unique event, co-founded by restaurant luminaries Chris Corbin OBE and Peter Gordon, has raised over £7 million for life-saving blood cancer research since its inception in 1999.

For one night of the year, during Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September, a constellation of the UK’s most prominent culinary stars, with a host of Michelin awards and accolades between them, come together in this remarkable event to raise money for leukaemia research. Find out more about the 2023 event.

 

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Fundraising never tasted so good!

There are 20 tables each seating 10, giving a capacity for 200 guests to attend the event. The Grand Auction, following the dinner, provides the chance to bid for a unique or money-can’tbuy experience where our celebrity and world-class chefs offer themselves up to cook at your home or at an exclusive venue. 

Previous alumni of Who’s Cooking Dinner? have included Rick Stein, Tom Kerridge, Francesco Mazzei, Giorgio Locatelli, Clare Smyth, Brett Graham, Jean-Philippe Blondet, Mark Hix, Jose Pizarro, Gordon Ramsay, Angela Hartnett and Marcus Wareing, to name but a few.

The 2024 Line-Up

Meet some of the chefs and restaurants who will be joining us this year!

Francesco Mazzei
Villa Corinthia
Tim Hughes
Scott’s
Sam White
45 Jermyn Street @ Fortnum & Mason
Jeremy Lee
Quo Vadis
Giorgio Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli
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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 Trustee 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.

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

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

If you are interested in purchasing a table or seats to Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2024, please email Charlotte Holmes, Head of Philanthropy at charlotte.holmes@leukaemiauk.org.uk

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Hall of Fame

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Who’s Cooking Dinner? in Evening Standard