The Phoenix Dinner by The Craft Guild and British Culinary Federation

The Phoenix Dinner – a new initiative launched by the Craft Guild of Chefs and the British Culinary Federation

Two of the leading chefs’ organisations in the UK, the Craft Guild of Chefs and the British Culinary Federation, announce a historic charity fundraising dinner to celebrate the hospitality industry.

The fundraising dinner, themed ‘Rising from the Pandemic – The Phoenix Dinner’, will take place on the 24th of February 2022 at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, and it will help raise money for those in the hospitality industry who have faced hard times during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Matt Owens, Chairman, Craft Guild of Chefs, comments:

‘’Last year we have seen how our beloved hospitality industry was on the brink of collapse, however, like a Phoenix, it continued to show its resilience.

The future is bright and the industry shows clear signs of recovery, thanks to the hard work and commitment of all hospitality workers. As such, we are delighted to organise The Phoenix Dinner in partnership with the prestigious British Culinary Federation, to show our appreciation and support to this wonderful industry. It will be a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate, and we are confident that our guests will be proud knowing that they contributed to the recovery of hospitality through their donations.’’


Stuart McLeod, Chairman, British Culinary Federation, comments:

“The last 18 months have been a traumatic time for everybody involved in our wonderful industry. We can only hope that the seeds of recovery and prosperity will be sown across hospitality to enable normality to return. The roadmap to recovery is truly in progress.

We have come together to support the people and places that have suffered the most in the only way we know how - to deliver a world-class dinner with world-class food, to an audience of industry mentors and supporters. Please join us in February to celebrate and support the heroes of our industry.’’


The Craft Guild of Chefs and the British Culinary Federation (BCF), two very active chefs’ organisations with members worldwide, organise many events and competitions throughout the year. The BCF is also responsible for England’s National Culinary Teams who will be cooking at the event, together with a specially chosen team from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Tickets will be released at the end of the year.


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